Compare pravastatin vs. Trilipix

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Pravachol (pravastatin)

Prescription only
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.

4.8/ 7 average rating with 426 reviewsforpravastatin
Lowers cholesterol.

Trilipix is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but it's not as good as statins for improving cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.

3.8/ 7 average rating with 68 reviewsforTrilipix
Upsides
  • 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 triglycerides (fats) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
  • Good medicine for lowering triglycerides.
Downsides
  • 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).
  • In clinical studies, Trilipix hasn't lowered cholesterol or the risk of heart attack and stroke better than statins.
  • Different forms and strengths of this medication can't be substituted for each other.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
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Reviews
426 
54%
think this treatment is worth it
44%
think this treatment works well
19%
think this treatment is a hassle

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68 
50%
think this treatment is worth it
22%
think this treatment works well
25%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Muscle, joint or ligament/tendon pain    
    10%
  • Nausea, vomiting    
    7%
  • Diarrhea    
    7%
  • Headache    
    6%
  • Upper respiratory infection    
    6%
  • Chest pain    
    5%
  • Rash
    5%
  • Dizziness
    4%
  • Stuffy nose
    4%
  • Muscle damage
    4%
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The Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Muscle damage

    Kidney disease

    ...and 4 more risk factors

  • Liver damage

    Heavy alcohol use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Harm to fetus

    Pregnancy

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Endocrine function

    Spironolactone use

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Muscle pain

    Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with statins

  • Liver damage

    Past history of liver disease

  • Increased bleeding risk

    Taking Trilipix (Fenofibric Acid) with anticoagulants

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