pravastatin

Adult
Uses
  • primary hypercholesterolemia
  • combined hyperlipidemia
  • prevention of cardiovascular events
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • active liver disease, alcohol, pregnancy
Drug interactions
  • digoxin, niacin, fibric acid derivatives
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • headache
  • rash
  • abdominal cramps
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomitting
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
40 mg daily
Monitoring
  • lipid panel (total cholesterol; HDL; LDL; triglyceride)
  • hepatic transaminase levels
  • ceatine phosphokinase (CPK)
Source of Suggestion
Suggestion from clinicians (Added on August, 2015)