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 triglycerides. Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies. 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+ 4.76 pravastatin
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More Omega 3 Acid side effects » How it works pravastatin Omega 3 Acid 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). 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. Type of medication pravastatin Omega 3 Acid Prescription only Prescription only Available as pravastatin Omega 3 Acid Used for pravastatin Omega 3 Acid Risk factors for serious side effects pravastatin Omega 3 Acid › Kidney disease › An underactive thyroid › Over age 65 › Female gender › Taking other medicines to lower your cholesterol Detailed Pravachol (pravastatin) risks & warnings » › Allergy to fish or shellfish › Atrial fibrillation Detailed Lovaza (omega-3 acid) 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.
Food pravastatin Omega 3 Acid No food related info. › Take it with food. › You have to take it with food.
Kidneys and liver pravastatin Omega 3 Acid › 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. Upsides and benefits pravastatin Omega 3 Acid › 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 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. Downsides and risks pravastatin Omega 3 Acid › 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). › You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish. › You have to take it with food. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication pravastatin Omega 3 Acid › 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. › 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. Learn more More about pravastatin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Omega 3 Acid Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert