Pravastatin Sodium (PS) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) pravastatin. On this page you will find out more about Pravastatin Sodium (PS), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: pravastatin
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Pravastatin Sodium (PS) 20 mg film-coated tablet, 30
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What this medicine is for
1. As an adjunct to diet for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. Prior to initiating therapy with PRAVASTATIN CH, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (eg, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, alcoholism) should be identified and treated. 2. PRAVASTATIN CH is indicated in patients with previous myocardial infarction including those who have normal (4.0-5.5 mmol/L) serum cholesterol levels. 3. PRAVASTATIN CH is indicated in patients with unstable angina pectoris (see Clinical Trials). 4. PRAVASTATIN CH is indicated as an adjunct to diet and lifestyle modification for the treatment of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in children and adolescent patients aged 8 years and older (see Clinical Trials).
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||yellow coloured, capsule shaped, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with '20' on one side and plain on the other side|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, film coated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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