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Published: 2/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
PRAVASTATIN Na Tablets 5mg "Me"
 Active ingredient:
Pravastatin sodium
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 6.0 mm, thickness: 1.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(表)プラバスタチンNa5mg「Me」, Meファルマ, プラバスタチン, meiji, 5mg, MeP06, (裏)PRAVASTATIN Na 5mg「Me」, 高脂血症の薬, プラバスタチンNa5mg「Me」, プラバスタチンNa「Me」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine lowers cholesterol in the blood by inhibiting cholesterol synthesis in the liver through HMG-CoA reductase inhibitory effect and improves serum lipid.
It is usually used to treat hyperlipidemia and familial hypercholesterolemia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (10 mg of the active ingredient), once a day, or in 2 divided doses a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. However, if the symptoms are severe, the dosage may be increased up to 4 tablets (20 mg) a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, eczema, hives, itch, erythema, loss of hair, photosensitivity, diarrhea, stomach discomfort and anemia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine  [rhabdomyolysis]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes  [liver disorder]
  • subcutaneous bleeding ,nose bleeding, gum bleeding [decreased platelets]
  • fever, dry cough, respiratory distress  [interstitial pneumonia]
  • stiffness and pain of muscle, muscle weakness  [myopathy, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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