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Brand Name Pravachol
Generic Name Pravastatin
Category Lipid Lowering Agent
Medication 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg

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What is Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) and what are its uses?
How does Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) treat?
Dosage: How should you take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)?
Effect of other drugs consumed with Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)
What should you watch for while taking Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)?
Possible Side effects of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)

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What is Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) and what are its uses?

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) is an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor. Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. It is not a cure.

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How does Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) treat?

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) contains the active ingredient pravastatin sodium, which is a type of medicine called a statin. Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) works by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) decreases the production of LDL cholesterol by blocking the action of the enzyme in the liver (called HMG-CoA reductase) that is responsible for its production. This decreases the amount of cholesterol in the liver cells, causing them to take up LDL cholesterol from the blood. The decreased cholesterol production and increased removal of LDL cholesterol from the blood ultimately results in lowered blood cholesterol levels.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) also causes a small decrease in the production of other 'bad fats' in the blood called triglycerides, and a small increase in the level of HDL cholesterol. This results in lowered levels of 'bad fats' and raised levels of 'good fats' in the blood.

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Dosage: How should you take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)?

Take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) tablets orally.

Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. The usual Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) dose is taken once a day. You can take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) with or without food. Take your Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) doses at regular intervals.

Do not take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) more often than directed.

Adults
The usual starting dose of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) is 20 milligrams once a day. If this doesn't reduce LDL levels sufficiently, your doctor may increase the dose of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) to 40 or 80 milligrams once daily.

For people with kidney or liver problems and those taking Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) that suppresses the immune system, the starting dose is 10 milligrams. People on immunosuppressive drugs generally take no more than 20 milligrams of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) daily.

Have you skipped your Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) dose?
If you miss a dose of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol), take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol), take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol).

If you take too much of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)?
Incase of an overdose with Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) overdose include

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • stomach distress, and
  • indigestion.

Where should you store Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)?

Store Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Protect from light and moisture. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)
Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) tablets are available in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg.

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Effect of other drugs consumed with Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)

The following drugs may interact with Pravastatin (generic Pravachol). They may increase or decrease the activity of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)

  • alchohol-containing beverages
  • herbal medicines such as Went Yeast (Cholestin)
  • itraconazole
  • medicines to lower cholesterol or triglycerides (examples: cholestyramine, clofibrate, colestipol, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, niacin)
  • medicines that suppress your immune response (cyclosporine)
  • orlistat

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)?

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) should not be used if you suffer from acute liver disease or by people with unexplained raised results in liver function tests.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) is known to cause birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy. Do not take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) passes into breast milk and may be harmful to a nursing infant. Do not take Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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What should you watch for while taking Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)?

Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need to have blood tests drawn to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional as soon as you can if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness.

Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) is only part of a total cholesterol-lowering program. Your physician or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

If you are going to have surgery tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Pravastatin (generic Pravachol).

Possible Side effects of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)

Side effects of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) that you should report to your health care professional as soon as possible:

Rare or uncommon:

  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • decreased urination, difficulty passing urine
  • fever
  • muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • skin rash, itching
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes

Side effects of Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) report to your health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

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