×
MedSchool: Ace Your OSCEsThe Medical Company
 
 
 
 
 
GET - On the App Store
View
Drug Guide
 
 

Pravastatin

 
Bookmark
  •  
    Oral
    Pravastatin
    Lipostat 
  • Mechanism of Action

  • Inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, which acts as a catalyst in the production of cholesterol.

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
  • Secondary prevention of coronary artery / cerebrovascular / peripheral vascular disease / diabetes
  • Adverse Effects
  • Headache
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea / flatulence
  • Elevated LFTs
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Myalgia / arthralgia / rhabdomyolysis
Want more info like this?
  • Your electronic clinical medicine handbook
  • Guides to help pass your exams
  • Tools every medical student needs
  • Quick diagrams to have the answers, fast
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
Sign Up Now