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who should not use mevacor (lovastatin)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mevacor (lovastatin): Hypersensitivity to any component of med. Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases . Concomitant administration with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole, HIV protease inhibitors, boceprevir, telaprevir, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, nefazodone, and cobicistat-containing products. See:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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May 9, 2015
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mevacor (lovastatin): Mevacor is lovastatin which is the first of the statin drugs.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What if any are the side effects of mevacor (lovastatin)?

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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 21 years experience
MANY....: Statin drugs such as Mevacor (lovastatin) are way overprescribed &cause muscle weakness, cramps, and weakness, but also cause joint pain, mental slowing, depression, aggressive behavior, and are now implicated in causing cancers, alzheimers, parkinsons disease. Be sure you are taking coq10 100-200mg a day while on a med like this. Read "the great cholesterol con". Huge controversy that most don't know about.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is mevacor (lovastatin) side effects.?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Muscle pain, muscle: Weakness, liver enzyme abnormalities, and potentially liver failure and massive muscle damage. Those are at least the ones you need to discuss with your doctor and keep him aware if you develop symptoms, especially muscle weakness.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of lovastatin?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Muscle and liver: Usually nothing, but occasionally muscle pains , or liver irritation, and rarely muscle damage.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is lovastatin used for?

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Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 43 years experience
Lower cholesterol: A member of the "statin" family drugs (atorvastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, etc) that effectively lower cholesterol by turning off liver production.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Do you need a prescription for Mevacor (lovastatin)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mevacor (lovastatin): Yes, Mevacor (lovastatin) requires a prescription.

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