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Pravastatin Sodium



What is pravastatin?

what is pravastatin? Pravastatin Sodium 20 mg tab is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats and raise “good” cholesterol in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins.” It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Side effects of Pravachol are fewer. Pravastatin sodium 20 mg side effects are less for the patients. and decrease the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.

In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.

How to use Rosuvastatin

Before you start taking rosuvastatin and every time you get a refill, be sure to read the Patient Information Leaflet. If you have any questions, talk to your clinician or pharmacist.

How to take medicines
  • Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily
  • With or without food as directed.
  • Always swallow the capsules whole.
  • Do not chew or crush the capsules.
  • If it is difficult for you to swallow the capsules, follow the manufacturer’s Instructions for Use leaflet.
  • If needed, you can carefully open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on 1 teaspoonful of applesauce.
  • Do not chew the mixture, and be sure to swallow all of it right away.
  • Do not prepare a supply until just before you are ready to take it.

Your rosuvastatin dose range is based on your medical condition, other medications you may be taking, your age, race, and response to treatment.

Antacids containing magnesium or aluminum can reduce the absorption of rosuvastatin. If you’re taking this type of antacid, take it at least two hours after rosuvastatin.

To get the most benefit from rosuvastatin uses and high cholesterol medications, take it regularly, at the same time each day. Even if you feel well, it is important to continue taking this medication, as most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick. It can take up to four weeks before your body gets the drug’s full benefit.

It is also very important to continue to follow your licensed medical professional’s advice about exercise and diet.

Pravastatin sodium 20 mg side effects

t’s important to be aware of possibly pravastatin┬ásodium 20 mg side effects before you start taking a medication. Here are the listed side effects of this drug:

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects of Pravachol. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very small number of people taking pravastatin sodium 20 mg tab may have mild memory problems or confusion. If these rare effects occur, talk to your doctor.

Rarely, statins may cause or worsen diabetes. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks.

Tell your doctor right away if this unlikely but serious side effect occurs: foamy urine.

This drug may rarely cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy). Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of these symptoms during treatment and if these symptoms persist after your doctor stops this drug:

  • muscle pain
  • tenderness
  • weakness signs of kidney problems

This medication may rarely cause liver problems. If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects, tell your doctor right away:

  • yellowing eyes
  • skin
  • dark urine
  • severe stomach
  • abdominal pain
  • persistent nausea
  • vomiting.

A very serious allergic reaction to pravastatin sodium 20 mg tab is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Warnings & Precautions

It’s also important to be aware of precautions and warnings around taking this medication.

  • Before rosuvastatin uses, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it.
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially muscle problems.

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication.

This medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Rosuvastatin Pill Storage

Store Crestor online at room temperature, and away from moisture and light. Do not store this medication in the bathroom. As with all medications, keep away from children and pets.

Always properly discard the pravastatin sodium 20 mg tab when you no longer need it or when it has expired. Your pharmacist or local waste disposal company can tell you how to do so. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.

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