Pravachol (Pravastatin) is a combination of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (Statins) used to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL, low-density lipoprotein), triglycerides (fat) and increase good cholesterol (HDL, high-density lipoprotein) in the blood. Pravastatin inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme responsible for the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, a rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol. Pravachol is given orally as per the recommendation of a doctor.
Drug Name: Pravachol
Generic name: Pravastatin sodium