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    Can You Take Pravastatin If You are in Stage 4 Kidney Disease

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    Can You Take Pravastatin If You are in Stage 4 Kidney DiseasePravastatin belongs to a class of medicines called HMG- CoA reductase inhibitors, which can be utilized to lower the levels of "bad" cholesterol, or LDL levels, in the body and replace them with HDL or "good" cholesterol. While, is it ok to take this medicine for people with Stage 4 Kidney Disease? Chat with our online doctor for free and professional advice!

    Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke and to reduce the chance that heart surgery will be needed in individuals with heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease.

    People with liver disease or elevated levels of liver enzymes should not take this medicine. Besides, this medication may also worsen some medical conditions including Kidney Disease, electrolyte or endocrine disorder, low blood pressure, or a serious metabolic disorder. If a person has these conditions, pravastatin may resulting in the release of muscle pigment into the urine, which can cause Kidney Failure.

    In addition, this drug may cause side effects such as heartburn, headache, memory loss, confusion, nausea, fever, lack of energy, muscle pain or weakness, etc.

    From the above analysis, we can conclude that people with Stage 4 Kidney Disease should talk with their doctors about the risk of taking this medicine so as to avoid a potentially fatal reaction. Or, Email us at with the detailed illness information. Our nephrologists will reply you soon with specific suggestions.

    In Stage 4 Kidney Disease, patients have around 15-29% of kidney function left. Timely and effective treatment is necessary in order to avoid Dialysis and significantly prolong the life expectancy.

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