pravastatin


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Synonyms for pravastatin

an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels

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Pravastatin (Pra) belongs to the statins that possess lipid-lowering properties and efficiency in reducing morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease by inhibiting the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A (HMG-CoA) reductase.
Moreover, in addition to ameliorating the preeclampsia phenotype, pravastatin use in these animal models has improved pregnancy outcomes and reduced rates of pregnancy losses.
For patients aged 65-74 years, there were 141 deaths with pravastatin vs.
Only white women seemed to benefit from pravastatin and rosuvastatin, with risk dropping 18 percent.
The study found that amlodipine was not associated with a significant reduction in conduction disease, and that pravastatin was no better than standard care.
3) The study authors used the incidence of new diabetes in patients taking pravastatin as the baseline, since it had been associated with reduced rates of diabetes in a large cardiovascular prevention trial.
At 20 years, with the only treatment difference between the two original study arms being that the pravastatin group had been on statin therapy for an additional 5 years, the 20-year coronary heart disease mortality rate in the original statin group was reduced by 27%, compared with the original controls.
The study led by scientists at the University of Bristol and, tested pravastatin and atorvostatin (two commonly prescribed statins) in rat learning and memory models.
The risk can be avoided by using either the statin pravastatin (Pravacol), or the antibiotic azithromycin, which are metabolized through different pathways.
However, the WOSCOPS (West of Scotland coronary prevention study) suggested that patients taking pravastatin had a 30% lower risk of diabetes compared with placebo.
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Medications studied were atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor).
The effect of pravastatin on coronary events after myocardial infarction in patients with average cholesterol levels.