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Pravachol â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA, side-effects from Pravachol®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· gas
· stomach pain or cramps
· diarrhea
· constipation
· heartburn
· headache
· blurred vision
· dizziness
· rash or itching
· upset stomach

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with or without fever and excessive tiredness

*Pravachol® is marketed by Bristol-Myers/Squibb to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient in Pravachol® is pravastatin.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD