Pravachol

Last Update May 6, 2016
Pravachol is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Uses: Pravachol is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke. Read More
Other brands: Pravastatin
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Positive 156 "I am on Pravacol 40mg and a side affect of these drugs is muscular wastage and muscle pain etc.  I find that compared to  before I started the drug 3 years ago I have lower muscle endurance for... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 233 "SO many folks comment about feeling down when taking statins, I am wondering if the statin was directly responsible for the depression? ...I developed a severe case at exactly the same time I began... "Read more negative discussions
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Facts about Pravachol

What does Pravachol look like?
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Strength : 20 mg
Pill imprint : P;Pravachol;20
Color : Yellow
Shape : Rectangle
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Strength : 40 mg
Pill imprint : P;Pravachol;40
Color : Green
Shape : Rectangle
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Strength : 80 mg
Pill imprint : BMS;80
Color : Yellow
Shape : Oval
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Pravachol
There may be a negative interaction between Pravachol and alcohol.
How do I obtain Pravachol?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Pravachol?
Pill
What dosages are available?
10 mg Tablet, 20 mg Tablet, 40 mg Tablet, 80 mg Tablet
Ingredients
Pravastatin Sodium
Approval Date
October 31, 1991
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