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Pravator 20 mg Tablet

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsPravastatin
Description
Pravator 20 mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medicine that contains pravastatin. It is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and fats (triglycerides) in your blood to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that forms in your blood vessels as plaques which reduces the free flow of blood and causes heart diseases. It reduces cholesterol by blocking an enzyme responsible for making cholesterol in your blood. Pravator 20 mg Tablet causes some side effects including headache, nausea, vomiting, throat infection, eye discolouration, diarrhoea and muscle pain. If these symptoms persist consult your doctor immediately. Avoid driving or any activity that requires concentration after taking this medicine because it may cause decreased alertness, dizziness and drowsiness. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it. Pravator 20 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. The dose and duration of this medicine are decided by your doctor based on your clinical condition. It is recommended to take this medicine at a fixed time to avoid the chances of missing a dose. Pravator 20 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children under 8 years of age. This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnancy or breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney diseases before taking this medicine. If you are diabetic your doctor may monitor your blood sugar levels while using this medicine, as it can cause an increase in blood sugar levels.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Pravator 20 mg Tablet

  • Difficulty with moving
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability

Uses of Pravator 20 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
  • Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Pravator 20 mg Tablet starts showing its effects within 60-90 minutes after taking it.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action of Pravator 20 mg Tablet is around 10 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it can harm the developing baby.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the milk to affect the child

Allergy

Avoid taking Pravator 20 mg Tablet if you are allergic to it.

Liver Disease

Pravator 20 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with active liver diseases or unexplained, persistent elevations in serum transaminases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it can harm the developing baby.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the milk to affect the child
General warnings

Cognitive impairment

Pravator 20 mg Tablet may cause forgetfulness, memory loss, and confusion. Any such symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately and therapy should be discontinued under your doctor's supervision. These symptoms usually go away once therapy with the medicine is discontinued.

Heavy alcohol consumption

Heavy alcohol consumption is contraindicated during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects on the kidney and liver.

Increased blood sugar levels

Pravator 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in the blood glucose levels. This risk is especially higher in patients with diabetes mellitus. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended in patients receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments in either Pravator 20 mg Tablet or the anti-diabetic medicines should be done based on the patient's clinical condition.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Pravator 20 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Erythromycin

Cyclosporine

Hydralazine

Fluvastatin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Pravator 20 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with active liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. It should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of liver diseases. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative should be done based on the patient's clinical condition.

Rhabdomyolysis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of any muscle disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Any symptoms of muscle pain or weakness should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Cognitive Impairment

Pravator 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution due to an increased risk of side effects such as memory loss, forgetfulness, or confusion. Any such symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately and therapy should be discontinued under your doctor's supervision. The symptoms usually go away once therapy with the medicine is discontinued.

Diabetes Mellitus

Pravator 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of elevated blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments in either Pravator 20 mg Tablet or the anti-diabetic medicines should be done based on the patient's clinical condition.

Renal Dysfunction

Pravator 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with a known history of renal diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of renal function is necessary for such patients. A suitable dose adjustment might be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Pravator 20 mg Tablet should be taken exactly as instructed by the doctor. It can be taken with or without food. The quantity consumed should not be greater or lesser than the prescribed one. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Report any adverse effects to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Pravator 20 mg Tablet works by blocking an enzyme in the body that is responsible for making cholesterol. Thus it lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides and raises the level of good cholesterol (HDL).
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Statins

Schedule

Schedule H

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