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Active ingredients: pravastatin
What it is used for
As an adjunct to diet for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. Prior to initiating therapy with pravastatin, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g. poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, alcoholism) should be identified and treated. Pravastatin is indicated in patients: with previous myocardial infarction including those who have normal (4.0 to 5.5 mmol/L) serum cholesterol levels; with unstable angina pectoris (see ACTIONS, CLINICAL TRIALS). 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 ACTIONS, CLINICAL TRIALS).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Off-white to light yellow, round, unscored tablet, imprinted 'APO' on one side and 'PRA' over '80' on the other side
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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