Pravastatin Tab 10mg

Description

Pravastatin Sodium 10mg

SKU 816
Generic For Pravachol
Strength 10 mg
Generic Name Pravastatin Sodium
Manufacturer TEVA, UK

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Pravastatin 10mg

Pravastatin 10mg is beneficial for lowering blood cholesterol and reducing the risk of cardiovascular health issues such as stroke and heart attack. It treats the symptoms of high cholesterol to lower bad cholesterol, and triglycerides (a type of fat in the body). It is also known to increase levels of good cholesterol or HDL in the body. Elevated blood cholesterol causes accumulation of, plaques on the walls of blood vessels which blocks them. This leads to hardening of the arteries, and the condition is termed as atherosclerosis. The symptoms of atherosclerosis include chest pain, a stroke, or a heart attack. The medicine has the active ingredient Pravastatin which comes under the drug class lipid-lowering agents, statins, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. According to clinical trials, the drug is quite safe and effective in children younger than eight years of age. Common side effects of Pravastatin 10 mg include muscle pain, dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and abnormal liver tests.

Clinical uses of Pravastatin 10 mg 

Pravastatin is effective in treating high levels of cholesterol and fats in the blood.  It helps to lower bad cholesterol and raise the levels of good cholesterol in the bloodstream. It is especially beneficial when a change to diet and lifestyle, have failed to achieve control over elevated blood cholesterol adequately. The medicine also prevents heart and blood vessel diseases. If you have raised blood cholesterol, then you may be more likely to develop heart and blood vessel disorder. The risk factors favouring these diseases include smoke, being overweight, having high blood pressure, or lack of physical activity. Taking pravastatin sodium tablets under the supervision of a doctor will help you reduce the risk of having heart and blood vessel conditions as well as lower the risk of dying from these diseases. If you are already has suffered a heart attack or other heart condition. Still, you have normal cholesterol levels, and the medicine may help reduce the risk of you having another heart attack or a stroke in the future.

Usage Instructions

The usual dose of Pravastatin ranges from 10 mg to 80 mg. Generally, it may be taken with or without food. Be sure to swallow the correct number of tablets, if you have any doubt, please discuss with your doctor straight away. You must continue taking it as long as your doctor has advised you. The dose of the drug may vary from person to person. So, it is extremely important to discuss with your doctor what dose may offer you the best results. Stick to the dosing regimen provided by your doctor and try not to make any change to them.

Precautions

Do not take pravastatin sodium tablets if you have certain medical conditions including liver disease, kidney disorder, an underactive thyroid, hereditary muscle disorder, alcohol problems or muscle weakness. If you have already suffered any of these conditions, then your doctor may perform a blood test before the treatment to determine the risk of muscle-related side effects. Tell your doctor straight away if you have muscle pain or cramps during the treatment.

Avoid taking the drug if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the medicine, or are pregnant, or breastfeeding. It is important to discuss these issues with your doctor before you decide on to the drug.

Using other medicines in combination with Pravastatin sodium tablets may result in an increased risk of developing muscle problems. Do not take especially cholesterol-lowering drugs, oral anticoagulants, antibiotics, and immunosuppressants.

Side Effects of Pravastatin 10 mg

Possible side effects of Pravastatin 10 mg include memory loss, depression, nightmares, inflammation of muscles, and shortness of breath. If you get any of these unwanted effects, speak to your doctor straight away.

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