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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

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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

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What side effects are associated with Mevacor (lovastatin)?

Mevacor (lovastatin): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/mevacor-side-effects.html

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What is the definition or description of: Lovastatin overdose?

Lovastatin overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used.Overdose symptoms may include: "pain, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and weakness" REF: http://www.healthline.com/drugs/lovastatin/oral-tablet#Dosage4 ...Read more

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How do lovastatin and crestor (rosuvastatin) differ?

How do lovastatin and crestor (rosuvastatin) differ?

STATINS: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the newer statins and requires a lower dosage to block coenzyme a , because it is lipophilic. It is more expensive than lovastain, but has less side effects. To minimize side effects, patients on statins need to take Coenzyme Q10 or UBIQUINOL( the active version of COQ10.(REJUVENATION-SCIENCE.COM) ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Mevacor (Definition)

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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Altocor (Definition)

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