Mevacor (Lovastatin) is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a statin. It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol. For effective relief of numerous symptoms, order Generic Mevacor today and experience better health!
Mevacor may also be marketed as: Altocor, Altoprev, Lipostat, Lovastatin, Selipran.
*Mevacor® is a registered trademark of Merck.
Generic Mevacor is used to lower high cholesterol (along with an appropriate diet) in certain patients. It is used in certain patients to reduce the risk of heart attack and chest pain caused by angina. Generic Mevacor is used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors. It is also used to slow blood vessel blockage and to reduce the need for medical procedures to open blocked heart blood vessels.
Take Generic Mevacor by mouth with food. Continue to take Generic Mevacor even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. Do NOT take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking Generic Mevacor and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Generic Mevacor will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with lovastatin and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use. Certain other drugs can increase your risk of serious muscle problems, and it is very important that your doctor knows if you are using any of them:
If you miss a dose of Generic Mevacor, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Generic Mevacor at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lovastatin out of the reach of children and away from pets.