Pravastatin is a prescription medication used
to treat high cholesterol levels in order to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Pravastatin belongs to a group of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, which work by
blocking cholesterol production in the body. This medication comes in tablet form and is
taken once a day, with or without food. Common side effects of pravastatin include heartburn,
headache, memory loss or forgetfulness, and confusion. Pravastatin can also cause dizziness.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how pravastatin affects you. Take
this medication only if it is prescribed for you by your healthcare provider. For RxWiki,
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