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.
Pravachol® (pravastatin sodium) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat several conditions. These Pravachol uses include:
- Treatment of high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
- Treatment of high triglycerides
- Prevention of heart disease and heart-related problems.
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.
Generic Pravachol tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Pravastatin 10 mg
- Pravastatin 20 mg
- Pravastatin 40 mg
- Pravastatin 80 mg.
Generic Pravachol is manufactured by various companies, such as:
- Apotex Corporation
- Cobalt Pharmaceuticals
- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
- Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Laboratories
- Zydus Pharmaceuticals.