How to take Pravastatin
Always take Pravastatin exactly as indicated by your doctor, and do not interrupt you treatment without your doctor’s advice.
Take this medicine at about the same time each day. Pravastatin tablets can be taken with or without food, but for best results, take it on an empty stomach (two or more hours after your last meal). Swallow your prescribed dosage with water, and do not chew, break, or crush the tablet(s).
If you are using this medicine to treat high levels of cholesterol and fats in the blood, the recommended dosage for an adult and adolescent (14-18 years) is Pravastatin Sodium 10-40mg once a day, preferably in the evening.
If you are taking this medicine to prevent heart and blood vessel diseases, the usual recommended dose is 40mg once a day, preferably in the evening.
Do not exceed the daily dosage recommended by your doctor.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Pravastatin?
If you miss a dose, and it is almost time for the next dose, do not double the dose. Skip the missed dose, and continue taking the next dose. If you have missed a dose by several hours or up to 12 hours, you may take the missed dose. In general, missing one dose will not significantly impact cholesterol.
Should Pravastatin be taken at night?
Pravastatin should be taken once a day, at any time of the day. It does not have to be taken at night. It also does not have to be taken with or without food.