Pravastatin (pravastatin): Reviews and patient testimonials

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Medication indications

Pravastatin Sodium 10 mg Tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia.

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (eg. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolaemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in-patient receiving immunosuppressive therapy following solid organ transplantation (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin sodium 10 mg tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (e.g. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolaemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet.

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy following solid organ transplantation. (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin sodium 10 mg Tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (e.g. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet.

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in patients receiving immunossupressive therapy following solid organ transplantation. (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin sodium 20 mg tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (e.g. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolaemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet.

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy following solid organ transplantation. (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin Sodium 20 mg Tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia.

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (eg. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolaemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in-patient receiving immunosuppressive therapy following solid organ transplantation (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin sodium 20 mg Tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (e.g. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet.

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in patients receiving immunossupressive therapy following solid organ transplantation. (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin sodium 40 mg Tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (e.g. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet.

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in patients receiving immunossupressive therapy following solid organ transplantation. (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin Sodium 40 mg Tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia.

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (eg. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolaemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in-patient receiving immunosuppressive therapy following solid organ transplantation (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).

Pravastatin sodium 40 mg tablets

Hypercholesterolaemia

Treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet, when response to diet and other non-pharmacological treatments (e.g. exercise, weight reduction) is inadequate.

Primary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with moderate or severe hypercholesterolaemia and at high risk of a first cardiovascular event, as an adjunct to diet.

Secondary prevention

Reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with a history of myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris and with either normal or increased cholesterol levels, as an adjunct to correction of other risk factors.

Post transplantation

Reduction of post transplantation hyperlipidaemia in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy following solid organ transplantation. (see sections 4.2, 4.5 and 5.1).


Route of administration: Oral
Molecule: pravastatin

Patients' opinions on Pravastatin

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General satisfaction level: 1.00/10 Learn more

Treatment's effectiveness: 1.50/10 Learn more

Ease of use: 3.00/10 Learn more

Adherence to prescription: 6.00/10 Learn more

Detected side effects: 1.00/10 Learn more

Improvement in the quality of life: 5.50/10 Learn more

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Tips and advice of the community


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lesmal • Ambassador
on 26/03/2019

Not at all satisfied with any statins.

They cause severe muscle cramping and pain. 

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lesmal • Ambassador
on 26/03/2019

Regret refuse to take Pravastatin due to chronic muscle pain.

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lesmal • Ambassador
on 16/01/2019

Took myself off this medication due to severe muscle pain, cramping and other side effects... Was tried on Simvastatin, Atorvastatin and Pravastatin... All caused severe pain. 

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lesmal • Ambassador
on 24/09/2018

Am in the process of trying this medication; still too early to tell! 

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