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What is the definition or description of: Mevacor allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mevacor allergy?

Mevacor allergy: Mevacor (Lovastatin) is a statin used to
treat high cholesterol & triglyceride levels. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/mevacor-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Who should not use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Who should not use Mevacor (lovastatin)?

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: ...Read more

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Why do you need to take lovastatin in the evening?

Why do you need to take lovastatin in the evening?

Lovastatin: You don't have to take lovastatin in the evening but you get a better cholesterol lowering with it taken in the evening. ...Read more

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What is mevacor (lovastatin) side effects.?

What is mevacor (lovastatin) side effects.?

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. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of lovastatin kill you quickly?

Could an overdose of lovastatin kill you quickly?

Overdosage statins: Very doubtful. There are a few reports of large overdosage of Lovastatin and in all these cases there was no ill effects. ...Read more

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Could a overdose of lovastatin effect an elderly person?

Could a overdose of lovastatin effect an elderly person?

Yes: Any drug in this class "statins", used for high cholesterol, can have side effects. Even a usual dose can cause liver inflammation, muscle inflammation and muscle weakness. In general, these are safe and effective drugs- on the market for a long time. Monitoring by your doctor is important for both safety and efficacy. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): Yes, Mevacor (lovastatin) requires a prescription.

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What is the treatment for lovastatin overdose?

What is the treatment for lovastatin overdose?

Lovastatin overdose: Call poison control. Try to eliminate from stomach if recent ingestion. If already digested, close observation and supportive care, with assessment of liver function. Most recover completely. ...Read more

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Please suggest natural supplements that I can use to replace the lovastatin I am taking?

Please suggest natural supplements that I can use to replace the lovastatin I am taking?

Red Yeast Rice: You can use red yeast rice, but you'll be substituting a supplement with variable potency for a well regulated, FDA approved, thoroughly studied medicine that has been proved in many studies to be safe and effective. But it's up to you. ...Read more

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Can someone suggest natural supplements that I can use to replace the lovastatin I am taking?

Supplements: Some people use red yeast rice. Caution in the world of supplements: it is not as well regulated as the pharma is, so the consumer can not be guaranteed that they are really getting what is stated on the bottle. The active ingredient in red yeast rice is Lovastatin anyway. ...Read more

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I have 2 kind of medicine for cholesterol I was wondering if it was the same thing. There name are ATORVASTATIN and LOVASTATIN.?

Similar but not: The same. They are both statins which help to lower your bad cholesterol. Trade names for atorvastain is Lipitor, (atorvastatin) for lovastatin is Mevacor. Both are available in generic versions. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink beer while taking lovastatin?

Yes, but...: Just remember that Lovastatin is metabolized in the liver, which can be affected by alcohol. I would limit your drinking to no more than one alcoholic beverage per day. Be sure and tell you doctor so they can check your liver enzymes at your next blood draw. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lovastatin?

Muscle and liver: Usually nothing, but occasionally muscle pains, or liver irritation, and rarely muscle damage. ...Read more

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Lovastatin (Definition)

It is a member of the cholesterol lowering class called statins also known as hmg coenzyme reductase inhibitors. They inhibit an enzyme needed in ...Read more


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Mevacor (Definition)

Mevacor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more