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Pravachol: Oral tablet

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Pravachol 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 40  |  P
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Pravachol 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 20  |  P
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Pravachol 40mg Tab
PD-RX
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 40  |  P
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Pravachol 80mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: BMS  |  80
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Pravachol 10mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 10  |  P
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Pravachol 40mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 40  |  P
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Pravachol 10mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 10  |  P
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Pravachol 10mg Tab
PD-RX
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 10  |  P
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Pravachol 20mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Co
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 20  |  P
How This Drug Works
Statins
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there's a lower risk for plaque buildup.
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. <br><br>Both &#34;good&#34; and &#34;bad&#34; cholesterol are produced in your liver. <br><br>Bad cholesterol, also called LDL, is made by combining fats with proteins. <br><br>An enzyme called HMG&#45;CoA reductase makes this happen. <br><br>Although cholesterol is required for normal body functions, too much LDL causes arteries to narrow by forming plaque Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there&#39;s a lower risk for plaque buildup. This leads to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Pravachol: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

PRAVASTATIN (PRA va stat in) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

Similar Generic Drugs : Pravastatin: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Pravachol: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
57.61%
42.39%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.0%
0.54%
26.63%
72.83%
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