- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Disease Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewPRAVASTATIN is a Schedule H drug.
Pravastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors or "statins." It reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Pravastatin is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood. Pravastatin is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with or without coronary heart disease or other risk factors.
UsagePRAVASTATIN is generally used to treat: High Cholesterol, Heart Attack
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 9yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Dangerous – Studies indicate Human-Fetal Risk
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
PrecautionsIt may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Monitor kidney function regularly because it may lead to kidney failure. It may increase creatine phosphokinase and transaminases levels. Severe inter current illness increases risk of muscle disease, rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle (rhabdomyolysis). Stop this medication during illness. If you also take cholestyramine or colestipol, avoid taking them within 1 hour after or 4 hours before you take pravastatin.
Symptoms of OverdosagePRAVASTATIN over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing
Common Side-EffectsPRAVASTATIN : Skin Rash, Arms Pain, Back Pain, Jaws Pain, Chills, Cough, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Loose Motion, Labored Breathing, Irregular Heartbeat, Fever, Head Headache, Loss Of Appetite, Nasal Congestion, Nausea, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Vomit, Fatigue (tiredness), Weakness (generalized)
Serious Side-EffectsPRAVASTATIN : Eyes Yellow Eyes, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Abdomen Pain, Nausea, Vomit
Rare Side-EffectsPRAVASTATIN : Skin Rash, Body Itching, Face Swelling, Dizziness, Difficulty Breathing
Disease InteractionsPRAVASTATIN can interfere with: Alcoholism, Myopathy, Acute Renal Failure, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes Mellitus
Technical ClassificationPRAVASTATIN is categorized as: STATINS / ANTIHYPERLIPIDEMIC AGENTS / METABOLIC AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with PRAVASTATIN as Ingredient
|PRASTATIN 10MG TAB||PRAVASTATIN 10 MG|
|PRAVATOR 10MG TAB||PRAVASTATIN 10.0 MG|
|PRAVATOR 20MG TAB||PRAVASTATIN 20.0 MG|