Pravator 20Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Pravastatin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Pravator 20Mg Tablet is a drug that is mainly used to lower the amounts of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. The drug is administered along with a combination of a healthy diet, physical exercise and some other drugs to be most beneficial to patient. The drug helps to prevent heart blockages and reduces of chances of heart attacks.

Pravator 20Mg Tablet works by inhibiting an enzyme hepatic hydroxymethyl-glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase that is responsible for converting hydroxymethyl-glutaryl coenzyme A into mevalonate in the liver, which is an essential step in the synthesis of cholesterol. Reduction of hepatic cholesterol levels leads to an increase in the uptake of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol or “good” cholesterol and reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood.

Before taking Pravator 20Mg Tablet, let your doctor know if you have or have had liver or kidney diseases, diabetes, thyroid disorders and alcohol addiction. If you are taking other cholesterol lowering medication like colestipol or cholestyramine, then take Pravator 20Mg Tablet one hour before or four hours after taking these medications.

Some common side effects of this drug are headaches, dizziness, forgetfulness or confusion, tenderness in muscles, weakness, frequent urination, swelling in the face, or symptoms of liver disorders. If these side effects increase in severity, contact your doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Increased Cholesterol Levels In Blood

  • Increased Triglycerides Levels In Blood

  • Musculoskeletal Bone

  • Muscle Or Joint Pain

  • Allergic Reaction

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Dyspepsia

  • Nasopharyngitis

  • Increased Liver Enzymes

  • Increased Creatine Phosphokinase (Cpk) Level In Blood

  • Diarrhoea

  • Flatulence

  • Constipation

  • Joint Swelling

  • Increased Glucose Level In Blood

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pravator 20mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Pravator 20mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate kidney disease. Not advisable in patients with the severe kidney disease.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Pravastatin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medicine works by getting bound to the bicyclic area of coenzyme A, part of the active site. It reduces lipid by reversibly blocking HMG-CoA, leading to clearance of circulating LDL, and, by preventing the hepatic synthesis of VLDL.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Onabet Powder

    Zathrin Redimix Suspension

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