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Brand name: Pravastatin Sodium (AN) TM

Active ingredients: pravastatin

What it is used for

1. As an adjunct to diet for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. Prior to initiating therapy with pravastatin, 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 is indicated in patients with previous myocardial infarction including those who have normal (4.0 ¹ 5.5 mmol/L) serum cholesterol levels.,3. Pravastatin is indicated in patients with unstable angina pectoris (see CLINICAL TRIALS).,4. Pravastatin 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).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Lifetime is 30 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Yellow, oval shaped, biconvex, mottled uncoated tablets debossed with 'R' on one side and '80' on the other side

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient pravastatin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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