How to Use
Pravastatin comes in tablet format for oral intake. It is taken
once a day independent of food intake. Take Pravastatin at the same
time every day. Follow prescription directions carefully, and
consult your doctor or pharmacist to explain details. Take
Pravastatin exactly as directed and do not deviate from labelled
prescription amounts. Your doctor may start with low dosage of
Pravastatin and gradually increased dosage, not exceeding once every
4 weeks. Persist with Pravastatin even if there is relief.
Pravastatin may cause certain side effects. Consult your doctor if
any of these symptoms occur and persist
||Muscle Pain, Tenderness, or Weakness
|Loss of appetite
Before taking Pravastatin:
- Consult doctor and pharmacist about any existing
allergies.\Consult doctor and pharmacist about any medications
or supplements you might be under.
- If you are under cholestyramine or colestipol medication,
take them 4 hours before or after Pravastatin. Antacids are to
be taken an hour before Pravastatin.
- Inform doctor about alcohol intake and medical history,
especially about any liver disease ? Consult your doctor about
pregancy either existing or planned.
- Breastfeeding should be avoided.
- If you are to undergo surgery, including dental, inform the
doctor or dentist about Pravastatin usage.
If there is overdose, or the victim is incapacitated, or has
breathing problems, inform doctor or call local emergency services.
In case of missed dose, take the missed dose on remembering it.
However, if the next dose is due, then skip the missed dose and
continue with regular schedule of dosage. Do not take double doses
to compensate for the missed ones.
Keep medication in container, tightly closed, and out of the reach
of children. Store at room temperatures and keep away from heat and
moisture. Do consult pharmacist or doctor about proper disposal of