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What is Pravastatin?

Pravastatin is a prescription medication that works to reduce cholesterol levels in people who are deemed to be at risk of cardiovascular problems like heart attacks due to high cholesterol. It is also available under the brand name Lipostat and contains the active ingredient, pravastatin sodium.

This medication is a statin, a type of medication clinically proven to effectively lower cholesterol. High cholesterol can cause very serious health problems, so it is important to undergo the appropriate course of treatment if you have been diagnosed with the condition. Pravastatin is administered orally in the form of a 10mg, 20mg or 40mg tablet.

How does Pravastatin work?

Pravastatin effectively lowers harmful cholesterol levels by targeting the work of the enzyme that is necessary for its production. This enzyme is called HMG-CoA reductase. When people talk about cholesterol, they usually refer to "good" cholesterol and "bad" cholesterol. "Good" cholesterol is high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and it fulfils an important role in your body, insulating nerve fibres and transporting chemical signals in your body. "Bad" cholesterol is low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and it is this type of cholesterol that builds up in your arteries, causing them to become clogged. If you are diagnosed with high cholesterol, it is because the LDL cholesterol levels are too high.

When less harmful cholesterol is produced, the "good" cholesterol is more effective in the body.

Category Total-C (mg/dL) LDL-C (mg/dL)
Acceptable <170 <110
Borderline 170-199 110-129
High ≥ 200 ≥ 130

What are the benefits of Pravastatin?

Like other statins, Pravastatin is very effective as a way to lower harmful cholesterol levels. It has been the subject of numerous clinical trials, which have proved that it is both safe and effective as a high cholesterol treatment. Taking the right treatment is extremely important if you have high cholesterol, as failing to do so will mean you are at a higher risk of developing potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease. Pravastatin is most effective if it is taken as part of a healthy lifestyle designed to lower cholesterol.

How to use Pravastatin?

Pravastatin is available in tablet form in a range of dosages, including 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. A doctor will determine which dosage is most suitable for you. It is important that you follow the course of treatment exactly as it has been prescribed. Never increase or decrease your dosage unless you have been advised to do so by a doctor.

  • Swallow each tablet whole, ideally in the evening or before you go to bed, with a glass of water.
  • It is not necessary to take the tablets with food, but it is not harmful to do so.
  • Make sure you avoid consuming grapefruit while taking Pravastatin, as this mixture can affect the medication's efficacy and cause adverse effects.

Precautions/interactions when using Pravastatin?

Pravastatin tablets can be taken by men and women over the age of 18, who are struggling with high cholesterol and need an effective way to reduce it alongside lifestyle changes. Before you decide to buy Pravastatin, there are some precautions that need to be considered.

  • Pravastatin should be used with caution if you are over the age of 70.
  • Pravastatin should also be used with caution if you are dealing with a decreased kidney or liver function, an underactive thyroid gland, or porphyrias (a hereditary blood disorder).
  • This medication should also be used with caution if you intend to use it whilst drinking large amounts of alcohol.
  • Pravastatin also shouldn't be used if you are dealing with galactose intolerance.
  • This treatment shouldn't be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Pravastatin?

The majority of people who take this medication will not notice any side effects, though there is a small chance that some mild effects may occur. These could include:

  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle cramping
  • Headaches

If you experience any side effects, which are more serious, such as memory problems, depression, hair loss, or problems sleeping, you should speak to a doctor for advice. You should seek urgent medical assistance if you experience a severe reaction to the medication.

How can I buy Pravastatin online safely?

You can purchase Pravastatin from HealthExpress if the medication has been recommended to you by a doctor. If this is the case, you can buy Pravastatin after completing a quick and simple online consultation form. You will be asked a few simple medical questions, which will allow our doctors to establish if Pravastatin is safe for you to use.

Once your online consultation has been approved, we will notify you to let you know that you can place your order. We deliver all of our medications using our free next day delivery service.

Treatment Information
Treatment Information
Product Name: Pravastatin
Active Ingredient(s): Pravastatin Sodium
Manufacturer: Teva
Description: Pravastatin is a prescription treatment used to treat high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Application: Men and women over 18 with high cholesterol
Posology: Take 1 tablet a day before bed
Drug class: Statins
Alcohol consumption: Can cause side effects - take caution or avoid alcohol consumption, seek a GP for further advice
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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  • Excellent Product Review: Just started taking pravastatin so good so far 31 Jan
  • Excellent Product Review: Fantastic. My cholesterol has gone down from 5.2 to 4.4 16 Dec