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Pravachol (Pravastatin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Pravachol40 mg

Generic Equivalent of Pravachol

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Pravastatin40 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Pravachol?

A Prescription is required to acquire Pravachol from licensed online pharmacies Canadawide.

What Is Pravachol Used for?

Pravachol is used as an adjunct to medically recommended and carefully supervised diet for long-term treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Pravachol has been shown to decrease the chances of experiencing a first or second heart attack and may help to prevent heart disease caused due to clogging of blood vessels by cholesterol. It may also slow down the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening) of arteries in the heart (known as coronary heart disease). In addition to the medication, your doctor may also prescribe or recommend an exercise and diet regimen or other measures including weight control.

What Does Pravachol Do To The Body?

Pravachol (pravastatin sodium) lowers the level of cholesterol especially Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. It reduces the production of cholesterol in the liver and induces some changes in cholesterol transport and deposition in blood and tissues.

What is the generic form of Pravachol?

The generic form of Pravachol is pravastatin and is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

How Is Pravachol Supplied and Stored?

The branded Pravachol is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and is available in dosage forms of 40 mg in bottles of 90 tablets.

The generic version of Pravachol (pravastatin) is available in 40 mg dosage form in the packing of 100 tablets.

The medication should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C, protected from moisture and light. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Pravachol?

Our verified online Canadian pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Pravachol 40 mg at an unbeatable price of $185 for a supply of 90 tablets, which is $2.06 per tablet. The generic form of Pravachol (pravastatin) 40 mg is available at a price of $98 for a supply of 100 tablets which is $0.98 per tablet. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Pravachol?

It is important to avoid excessive alcohol intake alcohol while you are taking Pravachol or let your doctor know if you are drinking two or more than two alcoholic drinks in a day.

Can Pravachol Lead To Increased Blood Sugar?

Statins such as Pravachol can lead to slight increase in blood sugar. Discuss with your doctor about your risk of developing diabetes.

How Should I Take Pravachol?

You should take Pravachol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The medication should be taken as a single dose at bedtime as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the dose unless directed by your doctor. Your doctor will monitor your clinical conditions and blood tests regularly. It is important to have these check-ups done on schedule.

Why Do You Have To Take Pravastatin At Night?

Some statins work better when taken with a meal and some statins like Pravachol work more effectively when taken at night or bedtime. This is because the cholesterol-making enzyme is more active at night. Moreover, the half-life of Pravachol is short and hence it should be taken at bedtime.

How is Pravachol Metabolized in Body?

The drug is extensively metabolized in the liver and has a half-life of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Pravachol?

Like all other medications, Pravachol can also cause side effects. Common side effects include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, headache, dizziness, skin rashes, persistent cough, and trouble in sleeping, insomnia, nightmares, sexual problems, depression, anxiety, and nervousness. Pravachol can have side effects on muscles such as muscle pain, muscle disease with aching or weakness, rhabdomyolysis (a muscle wasting disease), associated tenderness. Rare cases of rhabdomyolysis can also lead to kidney failure. Inform your doctor if the side effects in your muscles don’t go away or become severe. Some rare side effects include unexplained muscle pain, muscle tenderness, muscle weakness and cramping, generalized weakness, brownish or discolored urine, symptoms of liver problems such as upper belly pain, dark urine, itchy skin, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, pale stools, yellowing of skin, cough and shortness of breath, severe skin reaction with fever, sore throat, peeling or blistering of skin, allergic reaction such as rash, hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty in swallowing or breathing, poor memory, forgetfulness, confusion, memory loss, vision problems like blurred vision, chest pain, increased blood sugar, thirst, and hunger. These are not all the side effects of Pravachol. Consult your doctor immediately in case you experience any unexpected effect.

When Should You Not Take Pravachol?

Do not take Pravachol if you:
  • Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy since the use of Pravachol during pregnancy can cause harm to the unborn baby. Only female patients who are unlikely to conceive can be candidates for Pravachol treatment. In case you become pregnant while taking Pravachol, discontinue the medication and inform your doctor.
  • Are allergic to pravastatin or any other ingredients in Pravachol
  • Have liver disease
  • Are less than 18 years of age as the safety of this medication has not been established in this age group

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Pravachol?

Before you start taking Pravachol, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Are breastfeeding or wish to do so
  • Ave thyroid problems
  • Have a family history of muscular disorders
  • Have any past problems with the muscles such as pain and tenderness in muscles after using statins such as atorvastatin, simvastatin or have developed an allergy or intolerance to them
  • Have kidney or liver problems
  • Have diabetes
  • Have undergone surgery or other tissue injuries
  • Do excessive physical exercise
  • Suffer from alcohol abuse
  • Are 65 years of age or above

What Medicines Can Interact With Pravachol?

It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medicines which interact with Pravachol include:
  • Other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as fibrates (gemfibrozil, fenofibrate), niacin or ezetimibe. Taking these drugs together with Pravachol can increase your risk of developing muscle disease with aching and weakness.
  • Bile-acid-binding resin such as cholestyramine, colestipol. Your doctor will recommend that you take Pravachol either one hour or more before or at least four hours following the intake of resin. Taking these drugs together with Pravachol can lower the amount of Pravachol in your blood, making it less effective.
  • Cyclosporine (used after an organ transplant to prevent organ rejection). Pravachol may need a dose adjustment
  • Antibiotics such as azithromycin or clarithromycin (used to treat infection)

Where Can I Buy Pravachol Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Pravachol can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Pravachol Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.healthline.com/health/high-cholesterol/why-should-you-take-statins-at-night
2. https://www.bms.com/assets/bms/ca/documents/productmonograph/PcRAVACHOL_EN_pm.pdf
3. https://pdf.hres.ca/dpd_pm/00041807.PDF
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