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Round Yellow Pill RX 597

I have a round yellowish pill, about 9 mm in diameter, with the imprint RX 597. What could this be? ## This was Pravastatin 40 mg from the now defunct Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals (NDC 63304-0597). Pravastatin is used to lower cholesterol. Source ## The identification that Jaki provided is correct. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Pravastatin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Ref: Medline Plus Pravastatin Is there anything I can help with?

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Pravastatin and bad side effects

Has anyone been harmed by using Pravastatin? ## I recently had a 2nd MI and was put on Crestor in hospital, sent home w/script for Pravastatin 80 mgs. I am 6 days post starting this statin and for 4 days have had severe lower back pain and lower abdominal pain severe enough to go to ER as well as taking a half tab of Vicodin to ease the pain enough to partially function. There were only 2 new meds added to my normal regime since 4/15/10. I am getting this severe pain within 3 hours of the once a day dosage so am inclined to think it is caused by the statin. Have not been able to tolerate any form of statins for well over 10 years but my doctor was insistant while in the hopsital. Am close to stopping this med and will discuss with my family doctor today. Anyone else have or had this sit...

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Teva 7201

small pink TEVA 7201 ## This tablet contains 20mgs of Pravastatin, the active ingredient in Pravachol, it used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects can include: nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. More details: Are there any other questions? ## Trying to find out what else is in pill #7201, i.e. fillers

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Pravastatin PB 8 vs Pravastatin APO PRA 40

I would like to know if there is any difference between the two mentioned Pravastatin and if anyone has experienced different side effects between the two? ## To answer your first question, they both contain the same amount of active ingredient (Pravastatin 40 mg), but there is a difference in the inactive ingredients which are listed. The first light green tablet with imprint PB on one side and 8 on the other is manufactured by Accord (NDC 16729-010), and also contains: - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Oxide - Magnesium Stearate - Microcrystalline Cellulose - D&C Yellow No. 10 - FD&C Blue No. 1 - Povidone The second green pill with imprint APO on one side and PRA over 40 on the other side is manufactured by Apotex (NDC 60505-0170), and also contains: - ...

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Oval yellow pill LU N02

Is Pravastatin 20 mg (with "LU N02" imprint on pill) gluten-free? I have a gluten sensitivity and cannot find any information on the ingredients in this medication. ## Active Ingredient: Pravastatin Sodium Dosage Strength: 20mg Pill Shape: Oval/Capsule-Shaped Color: Yellow Imprint: LU N02 Labeler: Lupin Pharmaceuticals National Drug Code: 68180-0486 Inactive Ingredients -Ferric Oxide Yellow -Silicon Dioxide -Sodium Bicarbonate -Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) -Polyethylene Glycol 6000 -Crospovidone -Talc -Lactose Monohydrate -Magnesium Stearate -Titanium Dioxide I do not see gluten listed here, nor am I aware of any of these inactive ingredients being derived from gluten sources. However, it may be best to contact your local pharmacist just to be certain. Hope this helps!

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pravastatin 40mg

round, light green pill; numbers 7202 on one side -- number 93 on other side ## Pravastatin 40 mg...got white pill for years now the bottle has a round green pill 7202 on one side and 93 on the other. I this from another company or country? ## This tablet is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 40mgs of Pravastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Dauber, yes, it is a generic, so your pharmacy will not always provide you with the same tablet, depending on which company was offering the cheapest price, when they needed to restock their supply. Is there anything else I can help with?

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RDY 230

ROUND WHITE RDY ONE SIDE 230 OTHER SIDE ## The pill in description is Pravastatin sodium (20 mg). It is used for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease. More details about this medication are available at: Do you have any other quesitons or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## My adhd specialist said the mgms od Dr Reddy meds from India cannot be trusted to be accurate in SSRI’s. How do we know this pill mgms are accurate?

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is pravastatin 80 light green and travin 7270 the same pill

I noticed a dusty powder substance inside of my bottle of pravastatin NA 80mg. The pill looked different I remember a light green tint. Did it discolor and left the powder substance. I don't remember seeing teva and 7270 on my pill and white in color. I just got a larger mg in the middle of December 2017. Are these the exact same pills l need to know, I'm confused please reply. ## Hello, Mamie! What are the markings on all the pills in question? Can you please post back and clarify with the ones on the old pills, and the new ones? I need this information in order to double check the ingredients for you. What dosage are you currently taking and how are they working for you? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Pravastatin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, joint/muscle...

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Square pill PB 8

I found a square pill that has "PB" on one side and "8" on the other, and need to know what this is? It was found it in a new house I bought and my dog almost got ahold of it. ## This tablet is manufactured by Accord Healthcare, and they list it as containing 40mgs of Pravastatin, which is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol levels. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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PLAVASTATIN

hypercholesterolemia ## what is plavastatin for ## i would like to know how this drug plavasttin works. with diabetes. does it raise your sugar levels or waht does it do . i'm new at this. ## Did you mean Pravastatin? If so, it is used to help lower cholesterol levels. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. A lot of it depends on you, Felisia, and how your body reacts to any given medication. What medications do you take for your diabetes? Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol, or is your doctor just prescribing this as a precaution?

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provostat

typing medical transcription doctor said this as name of drug ## Well, only the doctor can say for certain, but he might have been referring to the medication Pravastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including headache, joint/muscle aches, and nausea. Did you ever discover what it was?

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A small round green pill with pra 40 apo on other

Round green pill with pra 40 on the other side apo ## WHAT IS THIS PILL? ## Brand Name Apo-Pravastatin Common Name pravastatin How does this medication work? What will it do for me? Pravastatin belongs to the family of medications known as cholesterol-lowering drugs. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to lower high cholesterol levels. Pravastatin works by blocking an enzyme that is needed to make cholesterol in the liver. Therefore, less cholesterol is made and levels of cholesterol in the blood decrease. Lowering cholesterol levels in the blood has been shown to reduce the risks associated with heart disease such as heart attack. Pravastatin can be used to reduce the risk of death, heart attacks, stroke, and angioplasty for people with heart disease and normal to moderately hi...

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Yellow Oblong Pill With Lu On One Side And No3 The Other

Yellow pill with NO3 on one side and LU on the other side. What is it for? ## Pill is marked with NO3 on one side and LU on the other side what is this pill for ## This tablet contains 40mgs of Pravastatin, the active ingredient in Pravachol, it is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## I believe I have a perscription for this pill as I have dropped 2 beside my bed.

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what is pravastatin

Is it safe to take bentyl when you are taking pravastatin 40 mg for ibs? It is for spastic colon.. ## Hello, Vivian! How are you? I didn't find any problems, or interactions listed, but it is always best to double check to be sure. Have they both been prescribed for you? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, joint/muscle aches, bloating, constipation, and flatulence.

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white pill 228 RDY

I just got a prescription of Pravastatin 10mg filled...It is a white tablet with 228 on one side and RDY on the other. Is this Pravastation 10mg? ## Hello, Larry! How are you? Yes, this tablet is manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories and they list it as containing 10mgs of Pravastatin. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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pravastatin dosing

I have been taking 10MG of pravastatin without problems. Dr increased it to 20MG. Now I have several side effects. Could I take 10MG in AM and 10MG in PM and get the same benefit? ## Hello, Olive! How are you? Yes, that should be fine, as long as your doctor approves. In many cases, medications such as this, are prescribed as a single dose to help ensure that someone remembers to take the full dose, people tend to be less compliant if they have to take multiple daily doses. What types of side effects are you experiencing? The FDA lists the typical ones as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches.

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nol one side lu on the other

does this pill make you have cramps and swelling of the legs? ## Hello, Ethel! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 10mgs of Pravastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. Yes, the FDA does list those as being among its possible side effects, along with nausea, headache, dizziness and joint/muscle aches. However, there are other conditions that could also cause edema, so it would be best to have it checked out to be sure. Is there anything else I can help with?

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light green pill marked with 93 on one side and 7202 on the other side

light green pill marked with 93 on one side and 7202 on the other side ## what is this pill ## You have Pravastatin 40 mg Pravastatin is used in the treatment of high cholesterol; high cholesterol, familial heterozygous; hyperlipoproteinemia; ischemic stroke, prophylaxis; hyperlipoproteinemia type iia, elevated ldl (and more), and belongs to the drug class statins. Not for use in pregnancy. Pravastatin 40 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA)

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Round Teva Peach Pill

say's TEVA on one side, but I can't make out any numbers on the other side. Any idea what it might be? ## WIthout knowing the numbers, it is going to be difficult to determine what this tablet contains, there are several manufactured by Teva that use their logo and meet this description. Just doing a quick, random search popped up 5 different possibilities. Just as an example, there is one round, peach colored tablet that says TEVA on one side and has the numbers 771 on the other, which contains 10mgs of Pravastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. Have you tried having someone else look at the pill to see if they can make out the numbers? ## Small round peach scored,Teva on front,looks like four numbers on back. ## The pill is peach colored with the TEVA on one side an...

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missed pravastatin

I haven't had my daily dose of pravastatin for three days. I get my prescription tomorrow. Will I be ok? ## Hello, Kelly! How are you? Why did you miss so many doses? There shouldn't be any severe problems, but it would be best to inform your doctor, so they are aware of the issue. Sometimes, suddenly stop such a medication can cause a rebound effect that elevates your cholesterol. The FDA classifies this medication as a statin and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Are there any other questions or concerns?

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