High Cholesterol

Pravastatin

Generic For Pravachol
starting at $14.99

Pravastatin is a medication used to help lower cholesterol levels while increasing the good cholesterol in the body. Pravastatin is well tolerated and dosed based off risk factors and cholesterol levels. 

  • Used to reduce total cholesterol while raising good cholesterol in the body
  • Dosing is based on cholesterol levels, family history, or present risk factors in preventing a future event from occurring, such as heart attack and stroke
  • Dosing can range from 10 mg to 40 mg, with typical dosing of 40 mg once daily
  • Used if individuals are unable to tolerate or don’t require stronger statin therapies (atorvastatin or rosuvastatin)
  • Taken with or without food at any time of day
  • Must not take with grapefruit or grapefruit juice
  • Suitable for individuals already taking this medication
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  • Side Effects

    Side effects include diarrhea, joint pain, trouble sleeping, and upset stomach.

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