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:
· stomach pain or cramps
· blurred vision
· 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