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Pravastatin (generic Pravachol)

  • What is pravastatin?
    Pravastatin (generic Pravachol) is a drug prescribed to people to help reduce the likelihood that they will need heart surgery. It is also prescribed to heart disease patients to limit the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Doctors may also prescribe pravastatin to help reduce high cholesterol.

    Talk to your doctor about whether pravastatin is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of pravastatin?
    While adverse reactions to pravastatin are rare, some patients who take the drug may experience mild side effects, including muscle aches, memory loss, forgetfulness, headache, heartburn, and confusion.

    Rare, more serious adverse events have been known to occur. Contact your doctor if you are concerned that pravastatin may be causing you to experience any number of adverse side effects.

    This is not a complete list of side effects. If you are concerned about additional side effects, please contact your provider directly.

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Frequently asked questions about Pravastatin

Pravastatin is a medicine prescribed to people with heart disease to help reduce the likelihood that they will need heart surgery. It is also prescribed to heart disease patients to limit their risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Doctors may also prescribe pravastatin to help reduce high blood pressure.

Pravastatin is used to treat high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Do not take pravastatin if you have active liver disease, are pregnant, nursing or have a known allergy to pravastatin.

Before taking pravastatin, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication, vitamins, supplements, or herbal products, if you have a history of liver disease, or heart disease, or plan to become pregnant.

Pravastatin is a lipid-altering medication that works by reducing the production of cholesterol and reducing cholesterol build-up within your artery walls.

While pravastatin controls high cholesterol, it does not cure the condition. Pravastatin works best when taken as a supplement to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet and in conjunction with diet and exercise.

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 Hoarseness Blurred vision Hives Rash Itching Nausea 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 Dark urine Flu-like symptoms 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.

The average patient reaches peak plasma concentrations within 1 to 2 hours after taking pravastatin. It may take some patients up to three months before feeling the full effects of pravastatin. You shouldn’t stop taking the medication, even if you feel better, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you miss your dose, you should take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, however, you should skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. You should never take a double dose if you forget to take it.

The typical starting dose of pravastatin is 40 mg once daily for adults and 20 mg for children ages 8 to 13. It is usually taken alongside a low cholesterol diet and exercise. If you have severe renal impairment and are starting pravastatin you will likely begin dosage at 10 mg a day.

The dosage prescribed to you by your doctor will depend on the severity of the condition, age, weight, and response to therapy.

Pravastatin is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not pravastatin is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Yes! Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your online doctor prescription or refill ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your clinician.

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