While adverse reactions to pravastatin are rare, some patients who take the drug may experience mild side effects, including memory loss, forgetfulness, headache, heartburn, and confusion.
If your side effects become severe or persist, tell your doctor. If you experience any of these symptoms you should call your doctor immediately as these adverse effects can be serious:
Muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness
Unusual bruising or bleeding
Jaundice of the eyes or skin
Swelling of the hands, feet, lower legs, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes
Pain in the stomach, especially in the upper right corner
Loss of appetite
Lack of energy or weakness
Difficulty swallowing or breathing
This is not a complete list of side effects. For more information about adverse effects you may experience while taking pravastatin, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s DailyMed webpage.