If you have high cholesterol or high triglycerides, your healthcare provider may prescribe pravastatin sodium (Pravachol®) to get them under control. This drug can also be used to prevent heart disease and other heart-related problems. Pravastatin comes in the form of tablets and is sold as both generic and brand-name products. While most people are able to take this medication without any problems, potential side effects include headache, constipation, and unexplained rash.
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