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Related to Pravachol: Lipitor, Ezetrol, Crestor
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Noun1.Pravachol - an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
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Pravastatin Tablets, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, and 80mg, an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Pravachol from Bristol-Myers Squibb, which is indicated as an adjunct to diets restricting saturated fats and cholesterol.
s Pravachol is the statin with the highest rate of posts discussing concerns, while lovastatin has the lowest rate.
Interestingly, the statins Pravachol and Lescol were not associated with more diabetes; in fact, they lowered the risk by a few percentage points.
Rats given daily doses of pravastatin - sold as Pravachol - had to recognise a previously seen object and find a food reward.
They gave these participants low doses of Pravachol (40 mg), Zocor (20 mg), or a placebo.
One such class of drugs, called statins, which includes Lipitor, Crestor, and Pravachol, lowers blood cholesterol by inhibiting a cholesterol-producing enzyme, and may even lower the risks of heart attack and further cardiovascular disease in a narrow category of patients.
However, according to a study at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, statin drugs like Lipitor, Zocor, and Pravachol, used to lower cholesterol levels, also seem to prevent cataracts.
He said in other prevention studies, the five-year NNT values for people with high cholesterol ranged from 44, for those taking the statin drug pravastatin or Pravachol, made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Pravachol sales were down 70% to $27 million due to generic competition.
Take a prescribed statin like Crestor, Lipitor, Mevacor, Pravachol or Zocor.
Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor and Lescol are among brand name statins.
The statin drugs Lescol (fluvastatin) Pravachol (pravastatin), and Crestor (rosuvastatin) are unaffected by amiodarone.