Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
Since Pravastatin may cause more severe side effects if overdosed, this recall should be taken seriously. These side effects may include heartburn, headache, muscle pain or weakness, lack of energy, fever, yellowing of the skin or eyes, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, nausea, extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding or bruising, loss of appetite, and flu-like symptoms.
If you are taking Pravastatin (Pravachol), look at your prescription to see if it is PRAVASTATIN 10mg tablets manufactured by Dr. Reddy's. The manufacturer is often listed on the prescription label. If you think your tablets are made by Dr. Reddy's, you should return them to your pharmacy immediately to examine and possibly exchange. If you are not sure who has made your tablets, please take your bottle to your pharmacist for them to check as soon as possible.
If you have any other questions about the recall or if you are experiencing side effects, you should contact your physician, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Recall of Single Lot of Dr. Reddy's Pravastatin 10 mg Tablets
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. has recalled a single lot of Pravastatin 10 mg tablets. The lot number involved in the recall is lot number C92476. These recalled tablets may be oversized and contain more drug than appropriate. This could result in patients receiving more than the expected dosage of this drug.
Pravastatin is used to reduce cholesterol and to reduce cardiovascular risk. Pravastatin is also known by the brand name Pravachol. However, no other lot numbers, strengths, or brands of Pravastatin were affected by this recall.
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