Lovastatin Tablet belongs to a class of medications called as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). These anti cholesterol drugs are used in conjunction with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce cholesterol and fatty substances in blood.
10 mg / 20 mg
Common Brand Names
How to Use:
It comes in tablet for and an extended-release tablet for oral intake. Regular tablets are taken about once or twice a day along with meals. Extended-release tablets are taken once a day during evening at bedtime. Follow label directions carefully, and consult doctor or pharmacist for further information. Take exactly as directed and not in any quantity variable to that prescribed by doctor. Extended-release tablets should be swallowed whole. Continue intake even on relief from symptoms and do not stop without consulting your doctor.
Lovastatin may cause certain side effects such as constipation. Consult doctor if symptom is severe and persists. Certain side effects can be serious. On occurrence of any side effects consult your doctor immediately.
Some uncommon side effects are:
Lack of energy
Unusual bleeding or bruising
Loss of appetite
Yellowing of skin or eyes
Inform doctor or pharmacist about any allergy to lovastatin or other medications.
Consult doctor about any planned intake of prescription and nonprescription medications, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and herbal products.
Inform doctor about your habits and medical history, especially any existing liver disease.
Avoid breastfeeding during this medication. ? In case of any surgery, including dental surgery, tell surgeon or dentist about lovastatin medication.
Over Dose :
In case of overdose, call emergency services immediately.
Take missed dose as soon as you remember. If its time for next dose, skip missed dose and continue regular dosing. Avoid double doses for compensating missed ones.
Keep medication in container, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store at room temperatures and away from excess heat & moisture. Throw away medication after consulting with pharmacist about proper disposal methods.