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Lovastatin

Lovastatin Information

Lovastatin Benefits & Uses

Lovastatin is used to treat the following -

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.

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Ingredients of Lovastatin

Lovastatin

Lovastatin Side Effects

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

  1. Musculoskeletal Pain (Bone, Muscle or Joint)
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Dyspepsia
  5. Increased Liver Enzymes
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Flatulence Mild
  8. Constipation Moderate
  9. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  10. Infection
  11. Influenza like symptoms
  12. Back Pain Mild
  13. Muscle Ache Mild
  14. Dizziness Mild
  15. Rash
  16. Muscle cramps or spasms (painful)

Lovastatin Related Warnings

Is the use of Lovastatin safe for pregnant women?

Lovastatin shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Lovastatin safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can take Lovastatin as it bears very minor side effects for them.

Mild

What is the effect of Lovastatin on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Lovastatin. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lovastatin on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Lovastatin. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lovastatin on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Lovastatin on the heart have been reported.

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 -

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 -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Cancer
  3. Alcoholism
  4. Jaundice
  5. Kidney Disease
  6. Trauma

Frequently asked Questions about Lovastatin

Is this Lovastatin habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Lovastatin.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Lovastatin as it does not make you drowsy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Lovastatin should be used only after 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

Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Lovastatin to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Lovastatin

Taking alcohol with Lovastatin can be dangerous.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

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