Active Ingredient(s): Pravastatin
FDA Approved: * October 31, 1991
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Pravachol Overview

Pravastatin, sold under the brand name Pravachol among others, is a statin medication, used for preventing cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treating abnormal lipids.[3] It should be used together with diet changes, exercise, and weight loss.[3] It is taken by mouth.[3] Common side effects include joint pain, diarrhea, nausea, headaches, and muscle pains.[3] Serious side effects may include rhabdomyolysis, liver pr...

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white oblong pill with zc45 on one side

It's says that it's Pravachol , but it doesn't look like it did last time and the pharmacy has messed up before so I don't know if I should take it? ## Hi, Jam! How are you? The tablet with the ZC 45 marking contains 20mgs of Pravastatin, it's a generic for Pravachol, which is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Learn more Pravachol details here. Is there anything else I can help with?


how to convert U.S. cholesterol levels to British test results ## Based on my research, In the United States, and several other parts of the world, cholesterol is measured in milligrams of cholesterol per decilitre of blood. A total cholesterol level of less than 200 is considered good. In Canada and most of Europe, cholesterol is measured in millimoles per litre of blood. A cholesterol level below 5.2 is preferred. If you need to convert a cholesterol reading from milligrams per decilitre to millimoles per litre- Simply divide your cholesterol level by 38.6598. *In regards to your title Provocal"- did you mean to say Pravachol? If so, you can learn more about this drug on the page for Pravachol Details I hope this info helps!


## I think this post was referring to the medication Pravachol, which contains the active ingredient Pravastatin and is used to help lower cholesterol. The statin medications can cause some problematic side effects in some people that may include nausea, headache and joint/muscle aches. Many times they are severe enough that someone has to discontinue taking them, so be on the lookout for such issues. Are there any other questions I can help with? You can learn more Pravastatin details here.

Pain from Pravachol

I'm a runner and also have high bad cholesterol. I started Pravachol 1 month ago. 3 days ago was the last time I could run. It hurts when I walk. Lower left side of my back. At 1st I thought sciatica, but so sudden? ## I am not specifically sure about the side effects of Pravachol BUT the cardinal side efecct to monitor for with this class of drug is muscle weakness/pain. I would suggest discussing this with your doctor ASAP. Best regards, Shaunn RN ## I used pravachol for 3 years and never had any muscle pain. I did with zocor & lipator. ## Greg: My husband complained of shoulder pain the entire time he was on this drug. He endured this for about 6 months until his cholesteral was within normal limits. ## I am wondering if anyone knows which statin is least likely to give me co...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Pravachol: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0003-5178 Pravachol 20 mg Oral Tablet by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
  • 0003-5194 Pravachol 40 mg Oral Tablet by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
  • 0003-5195 Pravachol 80 mg Oral Tablet by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.

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