PRAVASTATIN - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Pravachol
This drug may rarely cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy). Tell your medical provider right away if you develop any of these symptoms during treatment and if these symptoms last after your medical provider stops this drug:
This medication may rarely cause liver problems. Tell your medical provider right away if you develop symptoms of liver problems, including:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Some products that may interact with this drug include:
Do not take any red yeast rice products while you are taking Pravastatin because some red yeast rice products may also contain a statin called Lovastatin. Taking Pravastatin and red yeast rice products together can increase your risk of serious muscle and liver problems.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
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