Pravastatin is used in the treatment of increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased cholesterol levels in blood.
How it Works
Pravastatin is known as a statin or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. Pravastatin regulates the amount of cholesterol and other lipids made by the body. Pravastatin works by blocking the action of a the enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which the body needs to make cholesterol. This lowers the level of cholesterol and directly lowers the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Pravastatin may suffer from such side effects; Musculoskeletal pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood