Pravastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Pravastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Pravastatin is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood. Pravastatin is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors Pravastatin is used in adults and children who are at least 8 years old. Pravastatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Pravachol (Pravastatin) is a combination of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (Statins) used to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL, low-density lipoprotein), triglycerides (fat) and increase good cholesterol (HDL, high-density lipoprotein) in the blood. Pravastatin inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme responsible for the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate, a rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol. Pravachol is given orally as per the recommendation of a doctor.