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Pravastatin: Oral tablet

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: 93  |  7202
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: 93  |  771
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: 93  |  7201
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  7201
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  7202
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: ZC45 
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: ZC46 
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: RDY  |  230
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  771
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 40
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  229
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 20
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZC46 
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7201
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 10
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: ZC44 
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  230
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  231
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  771
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  771
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  N01
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  N03
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  7201
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: RDY  |  274
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G5  |  80
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G5  |  40
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  7270
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  7270
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  7202
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  7201
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  771
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G5  |  20
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: G5  |  10
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: G5  |  10
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: G5  |  40
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  N04
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 0014  |  20
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 0013  |  10
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 80  |  0019
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 0016  |  40
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 20
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 10
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 40
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 20
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Pravastatin 10mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 10
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 80
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZC43 
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZC45 
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: ZC45 
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc
Pill Identification: ZC44 
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: ZC44 
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: APO  |  PRA 40
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  7202
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  7202
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  7202
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  7201
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Pravastatin 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: RDY  |  231
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Pravastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc for Kroger
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  7201
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Pravastatin 80mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: ZC43 
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 Pravastatin: 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 Brand Name Drugs : Pravachol: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Pravastatin: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
53.5%
46.5%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.12%
2.82%
32.88%
64.18%
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