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how long does lovastatin stay in the body

A female asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Half gone in 4 - 5 h: half life of lovo is 4-5 hours. Ie: half is gone in that time. Usually takes 4-5 half lives to almost totally eliminate a drug from the body, so 5 X 5 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Lower cholesterol: A member of the "statin" family drugs (atorvastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, etc) that effectively lower cholesterol by turning off liver productio ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Mevacor (lovastatin): Mevacor is lovastatin which is the first of the statin drugs.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lovastatin: brand name mevacor (lovastatin)
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Mevacor (lovastatin): Mevacor (lovastatin) or altoprev.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mevacor (lovastatin): Hypersensitivity to any component of med. Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases . Concomitant administratio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol lowering: Lovastatin is one of the cholesterol lowering statin medications. In this class it is one of the older and less potent drugs but is still useful in ma ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mevacor (lovastatin): Mevacor (lovastatin) = Lovastatin
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lovastatin: You don't have to take lovastatin in the evening but you get a better cholesterol lowering with it taken in the evening.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Muscle and liver: Usually nothing, but occasionally muscle pains , or liver irritation, and rarely muscle damage.
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