Here we go again. My visit with the doctor this week was a good one, but it still amazes me how things can slip thru the cracks. He put me on Pravastatin for my cholesterol. I had been taking niacin for that, and I asked him if I could increase my niacin to 500mg daily. He said "sure".
I did some research and as I was adding my new perscriptions to my Drugs.com list, I got a "major interaction" notice.
It seems that you cannot take Pravastatin and Niacin at the same time. Here I added pravastatin and upped my niacin…sheesh! That could have been bad. I was having numbers in the low 200's all day and couldn't do anything to get them down. Perhaps this is part of the problem. I have since reduced my niacin back to 250 mg and take my Pravastatin at night so they are at least 12 hours apart. Voila! I have numbers down in the mid 100's again. Yeah!
Do you guys check all your meds for interactions?
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