Trade name: Lovastat
Strength: 20 mg
Active ingredient: Lovastatin
Category: Statin (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor)
Pregnancy category: Lovastatin belongs to US FDA pregnancy category X (Contraindicated).
Uses: Lovastat 20 mg tablet is used to lower cholesterol.
How to use: Take Lovastat 20 mg tablet orally once daily usually in the night. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice along with this medication.
Side Effects: constipation, memory loss or forgetfulness, confusion, muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, lack of energy, weakness, fever
Dosage: Usual adult dose for high cholesterol: Initial dose: 20 mg orally once a day with the evening meal. Maintenance dose: 10 to 80 mg orally once a day or in 1 or 2 divided doses.
Written by: : www.healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 26th, 2016
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