Lowers triglycerides. Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies. Lowers cholesterol. Pravachol (pravastatin) can improve cholesterol, but it's not as strong as other statin medicines. It does cause fewer side effects and is safer for your kidneys and liver. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.96 Omega 3 Acid
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More Omega 3 Acid side effects » More pravastatin side effects » How it works Omega 3 Acid pravastatin Omega-3 Acid is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it may help the liver remove triglycerides from your body, and also prevent your body from making more triglycerides. Pravachol (pravastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Type of medication Omega 3 Acid pravastatin Prescription only Prescription only Available as Omega 3 Acid pravastatin Used for Omega 3 Acid pravastatin Risk factors for serious side effects Omega 3 Acid pravastatin › Allergy to fish or shellfish › Atrial fibrillation Detailed Lovaza (omega-3 acid) risks & warnings » › Kidney disease › An underactive thyroid › Over age 65 › Female gender › Taking other medicines to lower your cholesterol Detailed Pravachol (pravastatin) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.
Food Omega 3 Acid pravastatin › Take it with food. › You have to take it with food. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Omega 3 Acid pravastatin No kidneys and liver related info. › Pravachol (pravastatin) is less likely to cause muscle and kidney damage than other statin medicines. › If you have liver problems, Pravachol (pravastatin) is the safest statin to use. Upsides and benefits Omega 3 Acid pravastatin › Lowers triglycerides (fats) when combined with exercise and a low cholesterol diet. › In studies, Omega-3 Acid has lowered the risk of stroke and heart attack leading to death, especially in people with high cholesterol or high triglycerides. › Compared to other statins, Pravachol (pravastatin) has fewer interactions with medicines. › Pravachol (pravastatin) is less likely to cause muscle and kidney damage than other statin medicines. › If you have liver problems, Pravachol (pravastatin) is the safest statin to use. › It's available as a generic. Downsides and risks Omega 3 Acid pravastatin › You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish. › You have to take it with food. › Pravachol (pravastatin) isn't as strong as other statins in lowering your cholesterol. › You'll still need to eat a low fat diet and exercise regularly to get the full benefit of Pravachol (pravastatin). Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Omega 3 Acid pravastatin › Lowers triglycerides. › Take it with food. › Swallow capsules whole. › Can cause burping and changes in taste. › Don't use if you have an allergy to fish or shellfish. › You should use this medicine in combination with a healthy diet. › Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol. › Most people reach their target cholesterol levels in 4 to 6 weeks. › Don't eat grapefruit and drink grapefruit juice while taking this medicine. › Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness. › Also let your doctor know if you notice dark urine or yellowing of your eyes or skin. › You'll need to stop taking Pravachol (pravastatin) if you get pregnant. Learn more More about Omega 3 Acid Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about pravastatin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert