Pravachol Coupon - Pravachol 10mg tablet


Pravastatin (Pravachol) is an inexpensive drug used to prevent the slow down of medical problems, like atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), that are caused by fats clogging the blood vessels. It may also be used to prevent certain types of heart and blood vessel problems in patients with risk factors for heart problems. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2006, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic pravastatin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare statins.
Pravachol Coupon - Pravachol 10mg tablet

Pravachol Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups. You may need regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness. Your doctor or health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.

This drug is only part of a total heart-health program. Your doctor or a dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet to help. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

Do not use this drug if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Serious side effects to an unborn child or to an infant are possible. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

If you are going to have surgery tell your health care professional that you are taking this drug.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Difficulty with moving

muscle or bone pain

muscle stiffness

pain in the joints

pain, localized

Less common

Arm, back, or jaw pain

chest pain or discomfort



dark-colored urine


difficult or labored breathing

ear congestion

fast or irregular heartbeat


general feeling of discomfort or illness


loss of appetite

muscle cramps or spasms

muscular tenderness, wasting, or weakness

nasal congestion


runny nose



sore throat


swollen joints

tightness in the chest

trouble sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness


Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Stomach pain

Less common

Acid or sour stomach


bloated or full feeling

blurred vision or other changes in vision

difficult or painful urination

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)


double vision

fear or nervousness

feeling sad or empty

increased urge to urinate during the night


loss of interest or pleasure

pain in the chest below the breastbone

passing gas


stomach discomfort or upset


trouble concentrating

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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