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Pravastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Your doctor may prescribe it along with a cholesterol-lowering diet if your blood cholesterol level is dangerously high and you have not been able to lower it by diet alone.

High cholesterol can lead to heart problems. By lowering your cholesterol Pravastatin improves your chances of avoiding a heart attack heart surgery and death from heart disease. In people who already have hardening of the arteries it slows progression of the disease and cuts the risk of acute attacks.

The drug works by helping to clear harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol out of the blood and by limiting the body's ability to form new LDL cholesterol.

ADULTS

The usual starting dose ranges from 10 to 20 to 40 milligrams once a day. If you have liver or kidney problems or are taking a medication that suppresses the immune system the doctor will start you at the low end of the range.

* Grapefruit juice or grapefruits should not be consumed while on this medication as increased side effects may result.
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Pravastatin

Generic Prescription Drug

Pronounced: pra-va-stat-in

Other Name(s): Pravachol
Pravastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Your doctor may prescribe it along with a cholesterol-lowering diet if your blood cholesterol level is dangerously high and you have not been able to lower it by diet alone.

High cholesterol can lead to heart problems. By lowering your cholesterol Pravastatin improves your chances of avoiding a heart attack heart surgery and death from heart disease. In people who already have hardening of the arteries it slows progression of the disease and cuts the risk of acute attacks.

The drug works by helping to clear harmful low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol out of the blood and by limiting the body's ability to form new LDL cholesterol.

ADULTS

The usual starting dose ranges from 10 to 20 to 40 milligrams once a day. If you have liver or kidney problems or are taking a medication that suppresses the immune system the doctor will start you at the low end of the range.

* Grapefruit juice or grapefruits should not be consumed while on this medication as increased side effects may result.

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