Pravachol Oral Tablet 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pravachol: Oral tablet (10mg)

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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.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Pravachol: Oral tablet(10mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Pravachol 10mg Tablet

NDC: 588640653
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Myocardial Infarction Prophylaxis, Hypertriglyceridemia, Reduction Of Cardiovascular Mortality, Atherosclerosis, Stroke Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Pravachol 10mg Tablet
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PD-RX
Pill Identification: PRAVACHOL 10  |  P
Shape: rectangular
Color: pink

Reported Side Effects for Pravachol 10mg Tablet

Flushing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Disease Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Disease Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Immune-mediated Necrotizing Myopathy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Cancer Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Death Of Liver Tissue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Cataracts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-3.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.3-2.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
0.6-1.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
0.7-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
0.7-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Increased Urination Incidence:
0.7-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-2.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
1.2-2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.2-2.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.3-2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
1.4-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.6-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.6-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.6-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Double Vision Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.7-1.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.9-3.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-3.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
2.0-3.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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