Disease Information for Pravastatin (Pravachol) Administration/Toxicity

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Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Coenzyme Q10 level
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Drug induced Hepatic toxicity
Drug induced Myopathy.
Rhabdomyolysis
Statin Myopathy
Toxic hepatitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Anti-cholesterol medications (examples)
DRUG/Antilipid drug (example)
DRUG/HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor/cholesterol (example)
DRUG/Statin Medication (ex)
DRUG/Teratogenic/OBGYN Class X/Pregnancy DANGER
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
1 Naphthaleneheptanoic acid 1 2 6 7 8 8a hexahydro beta delta 6 trihydroxy 2 methyl 8 (2 methyl 1 oxobutoxy) (1S (1alpha(betaS* deltaS*) 2alpha 6alpha 8beta(R*) 8aalpha)), Eptastatin, PRAV, pravastatin, Pravastatin (product), Pravastatin (substance), PRAVASTATIN PREPARATION, Brand name/Pravachol (Pravastatin)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 10 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 20 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 40 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose once daily (RX)
DRUG/Half-life 2 hrs
DRUG/Half-life 77 Hrs
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
-Pharmacology/Metabolized in liver
Definition

Lipid lowering drug;HMG Coenzyme A reductase inhibitor or Statin drug;Oral preparation;Statin drugs have newly documented anti-diabetic, endothelial protective and anti-platelet function that are cardioprotective beyond lipid lowering effects alone in atherosclerosis and lipidemia

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