Pravastatin is a drug that belongs to the HMG CoA reductase inhibitor class. It is mainly used to reduce levels of cholesterol in the body and also triglycerides in the blood. Pravastatin can also be used to lower the risk of a patient getting a heart attack, stroke and other heart complications especially in people who suffer from diabetes. Pravastatin may be used in adults and children over the age of 8.
Pravastatin is classified in the group HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, and in another name statins. It is used along with a proper diet to lower triglycerides and cholesterol, which are types of fat in the blood.
This medication can also be used to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other complications that people have due to coronary heart disease, diabetes, or other risk factors. Give Pravastatin Sodium to children who are 8 years and above and adults.
Pravastatin works by reducing levels of bad cholesterol, which is triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein (while increasing the level of good cholesterol, which is a high-density lipoprotein (HDL).