|Generic Name||Pravastatin Sodium|
Pravachol 40 mg
Pravachol 40 mg is prescribed as in combination with diet for the management of cholesterol problem or hypercholesterolemia. The active ingredient of the medicine is Pravastatin, which falls into the category of drugs called statins. Pravastatin sodium is a statin medication used to lower cholesterol in patients with high blood cholesterol. The medicine further benefits such people by reducing the risk of heart disease, a possibility if needing bypass surgery, or the risk of having a stroke. Your health care specialist may prescribe this statin drug if you have a family history of heart disease, long term metabolic disorder such as Type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Clinical Uses of Pravachol 40 mg
Pravachol is a prescription medicine used to treat people who have had a heart attack, unstable angina, or who have high blood cholesterol. Its regular intake can significantly lower your blood cholesterol. If you don’t have cholesterol issues, and your blood cholesterol levels are at a normal point, the medicine is also taken by people who have had a heart attack or angina.
You should speak to your doctor in association with medicine sue and take it only as directed by your doctor. Usually, Pravachol tablet is taken once a day in the evening, and that may be because our body tends to produce more cholesterol at night. The tablets do not cause stomach problems so that you can take it without regards to food with a glass of dose. For adults, the usual recommended dose is 10 to 40 mg depending on the current health status, your blood cholesterol levels, and other treatment you are undergoing. If you have any doubt about how much to consume, talk to your doctor and be sure about it. Don’t make any changes in your dosing regimen without having words with your doctor.
Possible Side Effects
Pravachol 40 mg tablets seem to be very safe when taken regularly and it's unusual to have side effects. However, the effect of statin drugs is different in different people. Talk to your doctor in case you experience any unpleasant or troublesome side effects.