- Are Crestor and Pravachol the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Crestor?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Pravachol?
- What is Crestor?
- What is Pravachol?
- What drugs interact with Crestor?
- What drugs interact with Pravachol?
- How Should Crestor Be Taken?
- How Should Pravachol Be Taken?
What Drugs Interact With Crestor?
Crestor may interact with alcohol, blood thinners, or other "statin" medications.
Crestor may also interact with birth control pills, cimetidine, spironolactone, or niacin.
What Drugs Interact With Pravachol?
Pravachol may interact with alcohol, cimetidine, spironolactone, or other "statin" medications.
Pravachol may also interact with grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
How Should Crestor Be Taken?
Crestor is available in tablets of 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg strengths. Usual dose ranges from 5 to 20 mg per day. Crestor should be taken with water once a day at the same time of day, with or without food. Dosage may be adjusted depending on what medicines the patient is already taking.
- Take Crestor exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
- Take Crestor, by mouth, 1 time each day. Swallow the tablet whole.
- Crestor can be taken at any time of day, with or without food.
- Do not change your dose or stop Crestor without talking to your doctor, even if you are feeling well.
- Your doctor may do blood tests to check your cholesterol levels before and during your treatment with Crestor. Your doctor may change your dose of Crestor if needed.
- Your doctor may start you on a cholesterol lowering diet before giving you Crestor. Stay on this diet when you take Crestor.
- Wait at least 2 hours after taking Crestor to take an antacid that contains a combination of aluminum and magnesium hydroxide.
- If you miss a dose of Crestor, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take 2 doses of Crestor within 12 hours of each other.
- If you take too much Crestor or overdose, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
How Should Pravachol Be Taken?
The usual dose of Pravachol (pravastatin) ranges from 10 mg to 80 mg daily. Drug interactions include cholestyramine, nicotinic acid, gemfibrozil, cholchicine and cyclosporine. Pravachol (pravastatin) should not be used during pregnancy. Breastfeeding mothers also should not use this drug because of the potential risk to nursing infants.
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RxList. Crestor Medication Guide.
RxList. Pravachol Medication Guide.