Lovastatin

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What is Lovastatin?

Mevacor 20 mg Tab
Drug Name: LOVASTATIN-ORAL
Other Brand Names: Mevacor
Uses: Lovastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.
Posts on Lovastatin (13)
I have been taking Lovastatin now going on 2 years.Shortly after starting this drug for hi...
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I have been having terrible lightheadedness from what is probably PVCs since October. Earli...
Dear Doctor, I have been having constant lightheadedness since the beginning of October....
I am on my fifth day of taking Lovastatin 40 mg. I have been having little twitches in my a...
I've been taking Lovastatin for 2 months. For the past couple of weeks I've been experienc...
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I recently had a fasting lipid panel done and came back all normal with the exception of my...
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