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. Zetia (ezetimibe) can improve your cholesterol and can be used as an alternative to statins. 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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Side effects pravastatin Zetia More pravastatin side effects »
Common cold 1%
Sore throat 4%
Sinus infection 1%
Abnormal liver tests 3%
Joint pain 1%
Pain in arms and legs 1%
Muscle pain 3%
More Zetia side effects » How it works pravastatin Zetia 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). Zetia (ezetimibe) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It stops your body from absorbing cholesterol in food and helps process other forms of cholesterol. Type of medication pravastatin Zetia Prescription only Prescription only Available as pravastatin Zetia Used for pravastatin Zetia Risk factors for serious side effects pravastatin Zetia › Kidney disease › An underactive thyroid › Over age 65 › Female gender › Taking other medicines to lower your cholesterol Detailed Pravachol (pravastatin) risks & warnings » › Taking Zetia (ezetimibe) with statins › Past history of liver disease Detailed Zetia (ezetimibe) 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.
Kidneys and liver pravastatin Zetia › 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. › Zetia (ezetimibe) can hurt your liver, especially if it is used with statins. Talk to your doctor if you have liver disease. Upsides and benefits pravastatin Zetia › 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. › Can be used with other medicines to improve cholesterol. › Available in a combination pill with simvastatin. › Available as a generic. Downsides and risks pravastatin Zetia › 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). › Doesn't lower triglycerides (fats). › Hasn't been shown to lower the risk of heart attacks or heart disease. › By itself, it isn't as effective as statins for improving cholesterol. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication pravastatin Zetia › 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 bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. › Tell your doctor if you develop bone or muscle pain. › Can be used with other medications to lower cholesterol. › Good alternative to statins if you can't tolerate statins or are unable to control cholesterol with statins alone. › Can cause diarrhea or increase your chance of getting colds. Learn more More about pravastatin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Zetia Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert