About Pravastatin

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About Pravastatin

Pravastatin is used to lower blood cholesterol (lipid metabolism disorders) when a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, weight-loss and exercise do not lower the cholesterol level.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

    • Lower blood cholesterol

Prevent atherosclerosis

  • Lower blood lipid levels
  • Lower elevated blood lipid levels in post-transplant defensive control measures
  • Reduce heart attack risk
  • Prevent recurrence of heart attacks
  • Reduce risk of stroke


This is how Pravastatin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of pravastatin.
Please also read the information on the drug groups statins, cholesterol lowering, to which the active ingredient pravastatin belongs.

Application of the active substance pravastatin

Pravastatin is used to lower blood cholesterol (lipid metabolism) disorders when a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet, weight reduction and exercise do not provide adequate cholesterol reduction.

The appropriate amount of active substance may range from an initial dose of 10 milligrams to a maximum dose of 40 milligrams once a day. In order to enhance the cholesterol-lowering effect of pravastatin, the active ingredient may be combined with inhibitors of bile acid resorption (anion exchange resins such as cholestyramine and colestipol). However, the anion exchange resins must be at least four hours before or one hour after taking pravastatin.

Furthermore, pravastatin protects against deposits of lime and blood lipids in the blood vessels and thus prevents arterial circulatory disorders. Especially the coronary vessels are sensitive to such deposits and subsequent inflammation. In patients with such a change in the coronary heart disease (coronary heart disease) may lead to a poor circulation of the heart muscle (myocardial ischemia) with the feeling of chest tightness (angina pectoris) to the heart attack.

There is also an increased risk of circulatory problems in the brain, which can manifest as a stroke in the worst case scenario. Pravastatin may prevent the first onset of stroke or heart attack. However, pravastatin may reduce the likelihood of a heart attack reoccurring after angina or myocardial infarction. Therefore, pravastatin is used in high-risk patients for a heart attack or stroke to reduce the risk. This is done by taking 40 milligrams of pravastatin once a day.
Pravastatin can also be used after organ transplantation to lower blood lipid levels, which are increased by the use of anti-depressant drugs (immunosuppressants). The starting dose is 20 milligrams of pravastatin. The dose can be increased to 40 milligrams of pravastatin with frequent medical attention.

For the following application areas of Pravastatin , in-depth information is available:

  • dyslipidemia

Effect of pravastatin

Pravastatin belongs to the drug group of statins. It reduces blood cholesterol levels and prevents arteriosclerosis. Likewise, the risk of heart attack and stroke is reduced by pravastatin.

Pravastatin causes a decrease in “bad” LDL cholesterol. The primary site of attack of the drug is the liver. There it inhibits an enzyme involved in the production of cholesterol. Pravastatin is mostly excreted through the liver into the bile and digestive tract and, to a lesser extent, into the urine via the kidney.

The cholesterol-lowering effect occurs approximately two weeks after the start of therapy. Pravastatin is swallowed as a film-coated tablet. The ingestion takes place with some liquid regardless of the meals.

Potential Pravastatin side effects may include:


Pravastatin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Richard M. Grossman says:
    4.5 rating

    Pravastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    When taking Crestor 20 mg, I got the following complaints: – headache attacks as in a Bing-Horton syndrome – masive muscle pain in the cervical area with radiations to the small and ring finger of the left hand – very shallow breathing – cramping in the Calf (lateral) and foot soles (Plantair), spasm in the right thigh (lateral) and right buttock muscle as in a posttrombosis syndrome – vasculitis with platelets and erythrocytes to the dermal area (also simvastatin) – Rapide degradation of the muscles in the Cervical spine lumbar spine Currently, I take Crestor 5 mg as the levels are only slightly above normal. but the dermal rashes reappear and will probably be in Concens with the doctor

    Side effects: Muscle aches
  2. John C. Higdon says:
    3.0 rating

    Pravastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    Veschiedene side effects, but mainly heartbroken with dropouts, IN REST CONDITION.Slutenlessness.Why no doctor is listening properly.Bei the heart doctor on the bike-everything in order.No interception, barely conversation.When doing the day so far.Blood pressure in acute conditions times high 200 to 1oo and suddenly completely unten.Frieren and strong vision disorder already for the third time.Habe ASS300 without asking the doctor halved by hand.Mal see what wird.Arzt does not have to know everything.With 70 anyway that does not matter.Also ready for Socially acceptable dying.JUST FUN.Would just like to grow old and live and experience something else. Thank you.

  3. Fred G. Barry says:
    3.5 rating

    Internal restlessness, heavy night sweats, shortness of breath, pressure on the chest. After switching from simvastatin to pravastatin, the symptoms have been greatly reduced.

  4. Darlene P. Dipaolo says:
    4.0 rating

    I have tried several drugs for high LDL and again and again I can not stand it. Nausea, muscle aches, tachycardia are just a few side effects. Now I had to sell again after 5 incomes. I’m fine now.

    Side effects: Nausea
  5. Mark G. Carlisle says:
    3.0 rating

    Pravastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    The kk does not pay me the very well-tolerated and effective Crestor anymore, and about a year ago I had to switch to Pravastatin al 40mg, my doctor had prescribed me before another drug but of this I got sehstörungen.dann me the drug was prescribed, my values have since become very bad again, not to be more than bad. As an example from a specialist, my cholesterol LDL is recommended to be worth 100, and the hdl as high as possible. These values were recommended because of genetic heart disease of the whole family. Today, after about a year or so, my levels of LDL at 274 and Hdl 47 are again rising increasingly likely down to elsewhere. If there is anything else in their home that helps them better, only they know. For own private help I do not have the medium. Side effects often include headache, dizziness, nausea

    Side effects: Nausea
  6. Ronald M. Cloud says:
    3.0 rating

    Use in 4-subject Des-implantation Coronary artery disease Muscle and joint pain in both shoulders, sleep-stemming

    Side effects: Joint pain; Muscle aches