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Common Brand Name(s): Pravachol
Phonetic Pronunciation: (PRAV-uh-stat-in)
Information last revised May 2010

What does PRAVASTATIN-ORAL look like?

Tev72010pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Myn82101pravastatin 10 mg Tab
Atx01690pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Drr02310pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Pur05980pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Cob05290pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Lup04860pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Gln01980pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Zyd00700pravastatin 10 mg Tab
Tev72020pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Myn82201pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Atx01700pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Gln01950pravastatin 10 mg Tab
Wts00190pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Myn82400pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Lup04870pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Tev72021pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Zyd00710pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Cob05270pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Par01800pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Drr02290pravastatin 10 mg Tab
Gln01960pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Sdz52340pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Atx13230pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Lup04880pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Tev07711pravastatin 10 mg Tab
Zyd00720pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Amr01880pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Atx01680pravastatin 10 mg Tab
Drr02300pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Gln01970pravastatin 40 mg Tab
Drr02740pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Lup04850pravastatin 10 mg Tab
Tev72700pravastatin 80 mg Tab
Tev72011pravastatin 20 mg Tab
Zyd00730pravastatin 80 mg Tab


Pravastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.
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