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Lovastatin is prescribed in conjunction with dietary adjustments, weight management, and physical exercise to mitigate the risk of heart attack and stroke for individuals with existing heart disease or those prone to its development. Lovastatin is also employed to reduce levels of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the bloodstream. As a member of the HMG CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) class, lovastatin functions by impeding cholesterol production in the body, thereby reducing the accumulation of cholesterol on arterial walls and preventing potential obstruction of blood flow to the heart, brain, and other bodily organs.

Uses and Dosage

Adhere to your doctor’s instructions and take this medication orally, typically once daily with your evening meal. In some cases, your doctor may advise you to take it twice daily.

The prescribed dosage is dependent on your medical condition, treatment response, age, and concurrent medications. Inform your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you are using, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements.

While using this medication, avoid consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice unless your doctor or pharmacist confirms it is safe to do so. Grapefruit can increase the risk of side effects associated with this medicine.

If you are also taking other medications to lower cholesterol, such as bile acid-binding resins like cholestyramine or colestipol, make sure to take lovastatin at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after using these medications. This precaution prevents any potential interaction that may hinder lovastatin’s complete absorption.

To maximize the benefits of this medication, take it regularly at the same time(s) every day. Even if you feel well, continue taking the medication as prescribed. It is common for individuals with high cholesterol or triglyceride levels to not exhibit symptoms of illness.

Following your doctor’s advice regarding diet and exercise is crucial. The full effectiveness of this drug may take up to 4 weeks to become evident.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • constipation
  • memory loss or forgetfulness
  • confusion

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
  • lack of energy
  • weakness
  • fever
  • dark colored urine
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • extreme tiredness
  • nausea
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • loss of appetite
  • flu-like symptoms
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • hoarseness


Prior to taking lovastatin, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to this medication or other substances. This product might contain inactive components that could trigger allergic reactions or other complications. Seeking additional information from your pharmacist is advisable.

Before initiating this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease, or alcohol consumption.

To minimize potential risks, limit the intake of alcoholic beverages. Regular alcohol consumption, particularly in combination with lovastatin, may heighten the likelihood of encountering liver issues.

Elderly individuals may exhibit increased sensitivity to the side effects of this medication, particularly concerning muscle problems.

During pregnancy, the use of this medication should be strictly reserved for cases where it is clearly necessary. There is a possibility of harm to the unborn baby, so discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor is crucial.

The passage of this medication into breast milk is not well understood. As a precaution due to potential risks to the infant, do not breastfeed while using this drug.

Form and Strength

Mevacor is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • lovastatin tablet:

    • 10mg
    • 20mg
    • 40mg


What foods should be avoided while taking Mevacor?

Avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol, or lovastatin will not be as effective. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

When is the best time to take Mevacor?

If taking one tablet per day, it is best to take it in the evening with a meal.



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