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Mevacor

Mevacor

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Generic Mevacor or Lovastatin is used to reduce the total cholesterol and LDL (low density lipid) and also to increase the HDL (high density lipid) cholesterol for patient who is suffering from high blood cholesterol level. This condition is known as hypercholesterolemia. In addition, generic Mevacor is used to reduce the chance of heart attack, angina, etc. Furthermore, this medicine is also used to slow down the coronary atherosclerosis in those patients who is suffering from coronary heart disease.
Quantity Strength Unit Price Price Cart
30 Tablets Mevacor10mg. $0.70 $20.99
90 Tablets Mevacor10mg. $0.69 $61.99
30 Tablets Mevacor20mg. $1.17 $34.99
90 Tablets Mevacor20mg. $1.16 $103.99

Details

Generic Mevacor or Lovastatin belong to the class of cholesterol lowering medicine known a statin. It is used to lower the cholesterol in patient suffering from hypercholesterolemia for reducing the chances of cardiovascular disease. This medicine is found in oyster mushroom and red yeast rice.

Generic Mevacor or Lovastatin works by reducing the cholesterol by the inhibition of enzyme that is present in liver, HMG-CoA reductase. This enzyme is essential for producing cholesterol. Generic Mevacor, in blood, is known to reduce the total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein and triglycerides. Low density lipoprotein is mainly responsible for causing atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. When low density lipoprotein cholesterol level is reduced, it reduces the chances of coronary artery disease. Additionally, generic Mevacor is also known to increase the high density lipoprotein and hence, it also slows down the coronary artery disease. Generic Mevacor or Lovastatin got approved from FDA in August 1987.

Generic Mevacor or Lovastatin should be stored in a cool and dry place. It should be protected from heat and moisture. This medicine should be kept away from pet and child. Lovastatin appears as white, non-hygroscopic and crystalline powder that is insoluble in water and soluble in ethanol, methanol and acetonitrile. The inactive ingredients present in the tablet of generic Mevacor include lactose, cellulose, magnesium stearate,starch, butylated hydoxyanisole as preservative. FD &C blue #2 aluminium lake is present in tablet of 20 mg whereas 40 mg tablet consists of D& C yellow #10 aluminium lake and FD & C blue #2 aluminium lake.

Other medicine of the same class includes:

• Simvastain( Zocor)
• Atovastatin (Liptior)
• Fluvastatin (Lescol)
• Rosuvastatin (Crestor)

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Additional Information

Generic LOVASTATIN-(loe va sta tin)
Strength Mevacor10mg.
Dosage The patient should be given a dose of 10-80 mg of generic Mevacor in the evening as it is more effective during that time. In general, the patient can be given 20 mg of the medicine once in day. The maximum dose for the medicine in a day should not exceed more than 80 mg. The patient should check their blood cholesterol level at regular interval so that the dose of the medicine can be adjusted accordingly.
Side Effects

The side effects experienced by the patient after the intake of generic Mevacor or Lovastatin include:

• Headache
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Diarrhoea
• Abdominal pain
• Pain in muscle
• Hypersensitivity reaction
• Liver damage
• Muscle inflammation
• Rhabdomyolysis (caused due to release of muscle protein, myoglobin, in the blood)
• Weakness
• Muscle tenderness
• Serum glucose level increases
• Memory loss
• Amnesia
• Confusion and memory impairment
• Change in amount of urine
• Allergic reaction such as rash, itching, severe dizziness, etc.

Precaution

Prior taking generic Mevacor or Lovastatin, the patient should tell to the doctor if they are allergic to it.

The inactive ingredient might also cause allergic reaction in some patient. Therefore, proper care should be taken by the user of this medicine.

If the patient has any medical record of kidney disease, liver disease, etc. then they should tell to the doctor.

Generic Mevacor or Lovastatin might pass to the breast milk of the patient and can harm the neonates. Therefore, the patient should consult to the doctor before taking this medicine.

If the user of generic Mevacor is taking any herbal product or prescribed or any other type of medicine then they should tell to the doctor before taking the medicine.

The patient should limit the intake of alcoholic beverages as it might increases the chances of liver problem.

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