Facts about Pravachol side effects
Pravachol side effects :
a look at Purpose, Use and Impact
Pravachol (Pravastatin) is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of
cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries
(a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes and heart attacks.
Pravachol side effects and interactions
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the
medicine is working properly to lower your cholesterol levels and that it does not cause unwanted effects.
Check with your doctor immediately if you think that you may be pregnant. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors may cause birth
defects or other problems in the baby if taken during pregnancy.
Do not stop taking this medicine without first checking with your doctor. When you stop taking this medicine, your blood
cholesterol levels may increase again. Your doctor may want you to follow a special diet to help prevent this from happening.
Before having any kind of surgery (including dental surgery) or emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking this medicine.
Observed Pravachol side effects
Along with its needed effects, there may be unwanted Pravachol side effects. Although not all of these side effects may
occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following Pravachol side effects occur:
Less Commonly Observed
Fever; muscle aches or cramps; severe stomach pain; unusual tiredness or weakness.
Other Pravachol side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during
treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
More Commonly Observed
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea ; skin rash; stomach pain.
Decreased sexual ability; trouble in sleeping.
Other Pravachol side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with
Sources : The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
There are alternatives to enduring Pravachol side effects.
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