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What is lovastatin used for?

What is lovastatin used for?

Lower cholesterol: A member of the "statin" family drugs (atorvastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin, etc) that effectively lower cholesterol by turning off liver production. ...Read more

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Dr. Joann Lindenfeld
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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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What is Mevacor (lovastatin)?

What is Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): Mevacor is lovastatin which is the first of the statin drugs. ...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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Please describe the medication: lovastatin?

Please describe the medication: lovastatin?

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

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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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How long does it take lovastatin to leave your system ?

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 = 25 hours. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lovastatin?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Mevacor (Definition)

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


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Altocor (Definition)

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