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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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I am a woman aged 53. My LDL is 5.6 and triglycerides is 1.2 and HDL is 2.3 mmol/l. Would you advice me to take lovastatins?

I am a woman aged 53. My LDL is 5.6 and triglycerides is 1.2 and HDL is 2.3 mmol/l. Would you advice me to take lovastatins?

Maybe (not) . . .: I don't know enough about you. 1st, calculate your 10yr risk for heart attack (http://cvdrisk.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/calculator.Asp). If your risk <10%, then focus on TLC (therapeutic lifestyle changes: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.Pdf) to achieve goal LDL <4.1mmol/l (160mg/dl). If risk >20%, then yes, statins are indicated to achieve goal LDL <2.6mmol/l (100mg/dl). ...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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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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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

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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

Dr. James Chapman
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Mevacor (Definition)

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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Altocor (Definition)

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