Mild heart burn can be a common side effect when starting pravastatin, but has been known to be a temporary side effect.
So if you just started your pravastatin, and have been having some mild heartburn, it might be helpful to try taking it for a couple of weeks, and see if the symptoms resolve on their own. If the pain is severe, or doesn't resolve and is bothersome, then I'd speak to your doctor.
- Pravastatin Information for Consumers
- Pravastatin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pravastatin (detailed)
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