Generic Pravachol 10 mg 30 Tabs, Pravastatin
pravastatin (PRAV a STAT in)
What is pravastatin? Pravastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. Pravastatin reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. Lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease. Pravastatin is used to treat high cholesterol.
Pravastatin is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with coronary heart disease. Pravastatin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.