pravastatin/buffered aspirin-oral, Pravigard PAC
GENERIC NAME: PRAVASTATIN/BUFFERED ASPIRIN - ORAL (PRAV-uh-stat-in/BUFF-erd ASP-er-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Pravigard PAC
WARNING: Children and teenagers should not use aspirin, aspirin-containing or aspirin-related medications for flu symptoms or chickenpox without first consulting a doctor. A rare but serious illness known as Reye's syndrome may occur.
USES: The medications in this product are a "statin" (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor) and aspirin. Pravastatin works by lowering cholesterol (LDL) and fat (triglycerides) levels in your blood. Aspirin in low doses acts as a "blood thinner" preventing blood clots. When used along with a cholesterol-lowering diet, these medications reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. In general, pravastatin is prescribed after non-drug treatment options have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol (e.g., diet change, increase in exercise, weight loss if overweight).
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