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In April 2006, generic Pravachol was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The generic versions are manufactured by a number of companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals and Watson Pharmaceuticals. The tablets are available in four different strengths: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg.

Generic Pravachol: An Overview

Pravachol® (pravastatin sodium) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. These Pravachol uses include:
In April 2006, the patent for Pravachol expired. Also in April of 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a generic version of the medication. Generic Pravachol is sold under the name Pravastatin tablets.

Strengths of Generic Pravachol

Generic Pravachol tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Pravastatin 10 mg
  • Pravastatin 20 mg
  • Pravastatin 40 mg
  • Pravastatin 80 mg.

Who Manufactures Generic Pravachol?

Generic Pravachol is manufactured by various companies, such as:
  • Apotex Corporation
  • Cobalt Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • Genpharm
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Sandoz
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Watson Laboratories
  • Zydus Pharmaceuticals.
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