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Dosing With Pravastatin

Pravastatin Dosage for Children

The recommended dosage of pravastatin for children (ages 8 to 13 years old) with high cholesterol is 20 mg once a day. For children ages 14 to 18 years old, the recommended dose is pravastatin 40 mg once a day.
 
If your child does not reach their cholesterol goal on the starting pravastatin dose, your healthcare provider may choose to increase the amount. The dosage can also be decreased if side effects occur.
 

General Information on Dosing With Pravastatin

Some considerations for people taking pravastatin include the following:
 
  • This medication is available in tablet form and is taken by mouth once daily. Unlike some other statin medications, pravastatin can be taken at any time during the day.
     
  • To maintain even levels of pravastatin in your blood, make sure to take it at the same time each day.
     
  • Pravastatin can be taken with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Pravastatin will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to pravastatin or your pravastatin dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
      
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