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. Lowers cholesterol. Niaspan (Niacin) lowers triglycerides, but isn't as good as statins for improving cholesterol levels. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
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More Niaspan side effects » How it works pravastatin Niaspan 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). Niaspan (Niacin) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to lower the amount of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) made by the liver. Type of medication pravastatin Niaspan Prescription only Prescription only Available as pravastatin Niaspan Used for pravastatin Niaspan Risk factors for serious side effects pravastatin Niaspan › Kidney disease › An underactive thyroid › Over age 65 › Female gender › Taking other medicines to lower your cholesterol Detailed Pravachol (pravastatin) risks & warnings » › Taking Niaspan (Niacin) with statins › Heavy alcohol use › Past history of liver disease › Diabetes › Taking Niaspan (Niacin) with anticoagulants Detailed Niaspan (niacin) risks & warnings »
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.
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.
Interactions pravastatin Niaspan No interactions related info. › Niaspan (Niacin) can interact with blood thinners and make you more likely to bleed. Your doctor may have you do regular blood tests and change your medication doses.
Alcohol pravastatin Niaspan No alcohol related info. › Don't have alcohol, spicy foods, or hot beverages right before you take this medicine.
Food pravastatin Niaspan No food related info. › You need to take it before bedtime with a low-fat snack.
Kidneys and liver pravastatin Niaspan › 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. No kidneys and liver related info.
Pain pravastatin Niaspan No pain related info. › It can cause flushing and stomach pain or discomfort. Upsides and benefits pravastatin Niaspan › 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. › Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise. › Good for lowering triglycerides (fats). Downsides and risks pravastatin Niaspan › 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). › By itself, Niaspan (Niacin) isn't as effective as statins for improving cholesterol levels. › It can cause flushing and stomach pain or discomfort. › You need to take it before bedtime with a low-fat snack. › If you miss doses often, you may need to re-start taking the medicine more regularly at a lower dose. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication pravastatin Niaspan › 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. › Take Niaspan (Niacin) at bedtime with a low-fat snack. › Don't have alcohol, spicy foods, or hot beverages right before you take this medicine. › Can cause make your skin feel hot and change color. Your doctor may tell you to take an aspirin 30 minutes before you take Niaspan (Niacin) to reduce the flushing. › Call your doctor if you feel unexplained muscle pain. › Niaspan (Niacin) works differently from other medicines you can buy over-the-counter. Don't switch it with other medicines unless your doctor agrees. Learn more More about pravastatin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Niaspan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert