Pravastatin Dosage

Generic name: pravastatin
Brand name: Pravachol
Drug class: Statins

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg

Hypercholesterolemia

[10-80 mg PO qd]
Start: 40 mg PO qd, may adjust dose q4wk; Max: 80 mg/day

Mixed dyslipidemia

[10-80 mg PO qd]
Start: 40 mg PO qd, may adjust dose q4wk; Max: 80 mg/day

Hypertriglyceridemia, type IV

[10-80 mg PO qd]
Start: 40 mg PO qd, may adjust dose q4wk; Max: 80 mg/day

Dysbetalipoproteinemia

[10-80 mg PO qd]
Start: 40 mg PO qd, may adjust dose q4wk; Max: 80 mg/day

Cardiovascular event risk reduction

[10-80 mg PO qd]

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular dz

[10-80 mg PO qd]
Info: may adjust dose q4wk; refer to ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline

Renal dosing

[adjust dose amount]
severe impairment: start 10 mg qd
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[adjust dose amount]
significant impairment: start 10 mg qd; active hepatic dz/unexplained elev. LFTs: contraindicated

 

SRC: NLM .