Pravastatin Tab 40mg
Pravastatin 40 mg
Pravastatin 40 mg is an effective treatment for individuals with high levels of cholesterol and fats in the bloodstream. It lowers elevated levels of bad cholesterol and raises the levels of blood cholesterol. The medicine is beneficial in cases when changes to diet and exercise have failed adequately to gain control over total elevated cholesterol. It is equally working in preventing heart and blood vessel diseases. The drug may help you if you have high levels of cholesterol and risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular health issues. If you smoke, high blood pressure or are overweight, Pravastatin tablet helps to reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel problems as well lower the fatality rate associated with serious heart health issues. If you have survived a heart attack or have stable angina along with elevated blood cholesterol levels, the lipid-lowering agent reduces the risk of having another heart attack or stroke in the future.
Your doctor may ask you to take Pravastatin orally as a single dose at any time of the day. You may take it either before or after consuming food. The maximum effect of the dose will be visible within four weeks of regular usage. Periodic check-ups yare required and timely dose adjustment as per the patient’s response to the therapy. Follow your doctor’s instructions when it comes to using this lipid-lowering medicine.
Contraindications include hypersensitivity to many components of this medication, active liver disease, or pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you have skeletal muscle effects such as myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Your doctor should also be aware of your renal insufficiency and uncontrolled hyperthyroidism. You should immediately report your doctor if symptoms of myopathy appear. Concomitant use of lipid-lowering therapies with fibrates may increase of side effects skeletal muscle effects. If used along with cyclosporine may increase exposure. Your doctor may ask you to limit Pravastatin to 20 mg once daily. Always keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. If you are concerned about how much you can drink during the treatment, please discuss with your doctor. Do not take this lipid-lowering agent if you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant while receiving the lipid-lowering medicine, you must stop taking it immediately and discuss with your doctor. A small amount of the drug may pass into breast milk; therefore, you must avoid taking it while breastfeeding. You must discuss with your doctor before taking eth medicine.
Side Effects of Pravastatin 40 mg
Get emergency medical help if you develop serious side effects such as a serious allergic reaction to Pravastatin. These include difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Rarely, it may lead to a breakdown of skeletal muscles, which leads to kidney failure. Call your doctor straight away if you have dark coloured urine, chest pain, unusual tiredness, jaundice, memory loss, confusion, upper stomach pain, tenderness, or weakness. The common side effects of Pravastatin include headache, muscle pain, joint pain, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, or cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, or sore throat.