How does Pravastatin work?
Pravastatin is mainly used for treating dyslipidemia and anticipating cardiovascular diseases. Doctors only recommend this type of drug when other health measures like exercise and proper diet do not seem to reduce the patient’s cholesterol levels.
Unlike other statins, the evidence of using this drug is weaker. In fact, the lipid-lowering and antihypertensive treatment to avoid heart attack trial (ALLHAT) was not able to show a variation in all-cause mortality between patients who take Pravastatin daily and those who are receiving usual care.
How do I take Pravastatin?
You can take Pravastatin orally prior to eating or as directed by your doctor. The intake of this medication is usually not more than once a day. Furthermore, it has been observed that intake of this drug in the evening can give best results.
The dosage of Pravastatin depends on your medical condition, age, response to treatment, and the type of other medications that you might be taking. For this reason, see to it that you tell your doctor and your pharmacist the medications that you are currently taking (both prescribed and not, including herbal products if there are any). Keep in mind that Pravastatin may react adversely to some medications and may cause unwanted results.
If you are taking other cholesterol-lowering medications aside from Pravastatin, see to it that you take Pravastatin at least 4 hours after or 1 hour before taking these medications. In order to get the best results, make sure that you take this medication consistently, even if you feel that you are well enough (most people with high cholesterol level do not feel sick).
Are there side effects?
Pravastatin is a widely used treatment for cholesterol. However, as effective as it is, in some cases, patients feel side effect such as:
- Muscle pain
- Lack of energy
- Stomach ache (upper right part)
If you feel any of these side effects after taking pravastatin, see your doctor immediately.
Can I buy Pravastatin online?
Certainly, buying medications such as Pravastatin can be easily done online. However, you need to first complete an online consultation with a doctor in order for you to get a prescription. The prescription will be sent to the pharmacy and your medication will be delivered to your in a day or two.