Mevacor Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Lovastatin
LOVASTATIN (Mevacor®) is used to reduce the amount of cholesterol and it helps to blocks the body's ability to make cholesterol. Lovastatin can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. This medication is prescribed for those patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. Lovastatin is also used together with lifestyle changes such as includes diet, weight-loss, exercise to reduce the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood. Lovastatin is in a class of medications known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body.
Uses of Mevacor
Side Effects of Mevacor
If you are taking Mevacor, then discuss the side effects of Mevacor with your doctor and if you feel any change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Because it may cause serious effects and only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Mevacor. Side effects of Mevacor may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Mevacor:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Mevacor, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Mevacor. It may also cause muscle pain and potential kidney damage when combined with other drugs. So first consult to your doctor before combining Mevacor medicine with the following drugs.
After taking Mevacor, If you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Mevacor overdose may includes severe vomiting.
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