PravastatinPrices, Coupons & Savings
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- PravastatinGeneric for PravacholRx10mg30 tablets $4.8 USD30 tablets $4.8 USD - 0.16 USD/tabletSave $21.00
- PravastatinGeneric for PravacholRx20mg30 tablets $3.9 USD30 tablets $3.9 USD - 0.13 USD/tabletSave $21.90
- PravastatinGeneric for PravacholRx40mg30 tablets $4.5 USD30 tablets $4.5 USD - 0.15 USD/tabletSave $21.30
- PravastatinGeneric for PravacholRx80mg60 tablets $6 USD60 tablets $6 USD - 0.1 USD/tabletSave $45.60
Do you need a prescription for pravastatin?
Yes, pravastatin is only available with a valid physician Rx.
How much is pravastatin without Insurance in the US?
Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase pravastatin, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.
What will my out-of-pocket cost be for pravastatin in the US?
There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.
Is Now Patient a pravastatin savings card?
Yes. Save up to 90% on your pravastatin with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.
Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?
Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.
Is Now Patient a pravastatin coupon provider in the US?
No. Now Patient does not provide pravastatin coupons or FREE pravastatin samples.
Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for pravastatin in the US?
No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.
Does Now Patient work with Medicare?
Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.
Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?
Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.
What should you do if you use too much pravastatin?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using pravastatin. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much pravastatin. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.
What should I do if I miss my dose?
There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.
Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication
US brand name of pravastatin and manufacturer
Pravastatin is available in the US under the brand name Pravachol. It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
UK brand name of pravastatin and manufacturer
Pravastatin is available in the UK under the brand name Lipostat. It is manufactured by Bristol Laboratories.
Is pravastatin available in the UK on the NHS?
Pravastatin is available on the NHS in the UK. It can be prescribed by healthcare providers for eligible patients.
Prescription requirement for pravastatin
Pravastatin is a prescription medication and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.
FDA approval of pravastatin
Pravastatin has received FDA approval for the treatment of high cholesterol levels and the prevention of cardiovascular events.
Active ingredient of pravastatin and mechanism of action
The active ingredient in pravastatin is pravastatin sodium. It belongs to a class of medications known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. Pravastatin works by inhibiting an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase, which is involved in the production of cholesterol in the liver. By inhibiting this enzyme, pravastatin helps lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and triglycerides and increases HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels reducing the risk of cardiovascular events.
Uses of pravastatin
Pravastatin is primarily used for the treatment of high cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) and the prevention of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in individuals at high risk. It is often prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes lifestyle modifications, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Forms of pravastatin
Pravastatin is available in the form of oral tablets. The specific strength and formulation will depend on the prescribed dosage and the brand.
Dosage of pravastatin
The dosage of pravastatin will vary depending on the individual’s cholesterol levels, medical history, and response to the medication.
Take pravastatin at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after taking cholestyramine or colestipol. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
Contraindications and warnings for pravastatin
- Inform your healthcare provider about any medical conditions, especially liver disease, kidney disease, and a history of muscle problems
- Pravastatin may interact with certain medications, including other cholesterol-lowering drugs, certain antibiotics, and immunosuppressants
- Regular monitoring of liver function and cholesterol levels may be necessary during pravastatin therapy
- Avoid consuming large quantities of grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking pravastatin, as it may increase the risk of side effects
- Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to pravastatin
- Breast-feeding is not recommended while using pravastatin, as it will pass into breast milk
Side effects of pravastatin
In clinical trials ommon side effects of pravastatin may include:
- Digestive problems
Pravastatin may cause muscle problems leading to rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy. Tell your doctor if you develop signs of adverse effects such as muscle pain, weakness (especially with unusual tiredness), or signs of kidney problems.
Interactions with other drugs
Pravastatin may interact with certain medications, including clarithromycin, colchicine, cyclosporine, daptomycin, erythromycin, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, and niacin ,those that affect liver function and those that increase the risk of muscle-related side effects. It is important to inform a healthcare professional about all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter treatments and supplements you are taking, to avoid potential drug interactions.
Do not take any products containing red yeast rice products while taking pravastatin. Some red yeast rice products contain lovastatin, a statin. This may increase the risk of serious muscle and liver problems. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, dark urine, loss of appetite, weight loss or abdominal pain.
Similar drugs to pravastatin
Other medications, such as atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, and simvastatin may be used as alternatives to pravastatin to reduce LDL cholesterol and high triglyceride levels.
Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.
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