Pravachol

Last Update May 30, 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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What people say about Pravachol

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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Peripheral Neuropathy from Pravachol
| Riley in MN:
Feet and hand numbness & tingling; numbness also lower legs. Toes getting progressively worse. Was on a different statin before pravastatin, had lots of muscle aches/fatigue...so was switched to pravastatin 40mg.

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Muscle Pain from Pravachol
| MEE
No side effects as of 18 months.

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Twitching from Pravachol
| julie
my handwriting is almpost illegible and i have trouble doing things as simple as typing this message (have to keep correcting stuff) because of twitching and shaking. doctor just says "well, you're getting older, you know". sure, but this in only a few months? get real!

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Pravachol Review
| sarah
I tried pravastatin. I had to stop it because I got severe headaches almost to the point of migraines. I also had severe leg pain and cramping.

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Insomnia from Pravachol
| trish
started after about 4 days on 10mg of pravachol. broken, light, jittery sleep

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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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Alcohol 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?
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg
Ingredients
Pravastatin Sodium
Approval Date
October 31, 1991
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