Lovastatin

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Lovastatin Information



Lovastatin Benefits & Uses

Lovastatin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Lovastatin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 10 - 20 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 10 - 20 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage range: 10 - 20 mg/day


Lovastatin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lovastatin is used -

Moderate

Mild

Lovastatin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lovastatin safe for pregnant women?


    Lovastatin should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Lovastatin safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Lovastatin for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lovastatin on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Lovastatin. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lovastatin on the Liver?


    Lovastatin can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lovastatin on the Heart?


    Lovastatin has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Lovastatin with Other Drugs

Lovastatin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Lovastatin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lovastatin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lovastatin

  • Is this Lovastatin habit forming or addictive?


    Lovastatin is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Lovastatin will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Lovastatin only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Lovastatin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Lovastatin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lovastatin


    Lovastatin may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lovastatin


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Lovastatin as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 646-649

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 637

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Mevacor® (lovastatin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Altoprev® (lovastatin)



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