As a type of statin medication, Pravachol® (pravastatin sodium) is approved to treat high cholesterol in adults and children ages 8 to 18. It can also be used to treat high triglycerides and prevent heart disease and heart-related problems. Nausea, vomiting, headache, and diarrhea are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
Pravachol comes in tablet form and is taken once a day. Unlike some other statin medications, it can be taken at any time during the day.
(To learn more about this medication, click Pravachol. This article explores how it works, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, what strengths are available, and more.)