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What is Pravachol used for?

What is Pravachol used for?

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.

What are the side effects of the drug pravastatin?

COMMON side effects

  • a common cold.
  • indigestion.
  • constipation.
  • dizziness.
  • a skin rash.
  • headache.
  • nausea.
  • heartburn.

Can Pravachol cause weight gain?

Some people may experience weight gain or weight loss while taking Pravachol. Both of these side effects were reported in clinical trials of the drug. If you’re concerned about your weight while taking Pravachol, talk with your doctor.

Can a person with high cholesterol take pravastatin sodium?

Pravastatin sodium has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. Check the latest outcomes from 16,943 Pravastatin sodium users, or browse all drugs.

Can a person with insomnia take pravastatin?

Insomnia is found among people who take Pravastatin sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 – 6 months. The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Pravastatin sodium and have Insomnia.

Can a warfarin shot cause bleeding in seniors?

“Warfarin can cause bleeding in people of any age, but is especially risky for seniors,” said Watanabe, who specializes in geriatric pharmacy. “Seniors are often more frail and have a higher risk of falling and bleeding already.

Are there any medications you should not take at age 65?

To help improve the care and well-being of older adults, the American Geriatrics Society and a panel of medical experts in 2012 published a list of medications that people 65 and older should avoid or use with caution or that could exacerbate some diseases or conditions.