Hello - I've been on 40mg Pravastatin for about 4 months now. I had a follow up lipid panel, and my cholesterol's effectively been cut by over 40% (from 251 to 153).
Given this reduction, I'd like to get on a smaller dose (20mg) but so far the Doctor has resisted and wants to see how my levels are in another 3 months. I'm not having any side effects at the moment, but I also don't fully trust statins (I had an instantly bad experience with Lipitor) and would like to minimize my exposure to them.
Would 20mg of Pravastatin still be an effective dose? I know it's a weaker statin than some of the newer ones. Any experience here?