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What is lovastatin?

What is lovastatin? Lovastatin 10 mg 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.” Lovastatin medication works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Brand name lovastatin Lowers “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides and raises “good” cholesterol which 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.

How to use lovastatin 10 mg

  • Take lovastatin medication by mouth as directed by your doctor
  • Usually once daily with your evening meal.
  • Some patients may be directed to take brand-name lovastatin twice daily.
  • Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, and other medications you may be taking.
  • Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using Lovastatin 10 mg unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of this medication in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

If you also take certain other drugs to lower your cholesterol (bile acid-binding resins such as cholestyramine or colestipol), take lovastatin medication at least 1 hour before or at least 4 hours after taking these medications. These products can react with lovastatin, preventing its full absorption.

Take brand name Lovastatin regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time(s) each day. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick.

It is very important to continue to follow your doctor’s advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.

Side effects

Remember that your doctor has prescribed lovastatin medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very small number of people taking Lovastatin 10 mg may have mild memory problems or confusion. If these rare effects occur, talk to your doctor.

Rarely, statins may cause or worsen diabetes. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks.

Brand name lovastatin may rarely cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy). Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of these symptoms during treatment and if these symptoms persist after your doctor stops this drug: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), signs of kidney problems (such as a change in the amount of urine).

Lovastatin medication may rarely cause liver problems. If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects, tell your doctor right away:

  • yellowing eyes/skin
  • dark urine
  • severe stomach/abdominal pain
  • persistent nausea/vomiting.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drugĀ is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before taking Lovastatin 10 mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
  2. Before using Lovastatin medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  3. Limit alcoholic beverages
  4. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially muscle problems.

Lovastatin medication must not be used during pregnancy. This medication may harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while taking this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

It is unknown if the brand name lovastatin passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breastfeeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Storage temperature ranges differ according to different manufacturers, so consult your pharmacist for more information. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

What is Canada Drugsā€™ online pharmacy?

Buy Lovastatin 10 mg with or without a prescription from us. Moreover, Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details.

For the safety and health of our clients, Canada Drugs employs dedicated, professional certified pharmacists to guarantee that every order is examined before it is dispensed. Your health is our main priority atĀ canadadrugs.co

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10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg

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