Lovastatin is a prescription medication that is used to prevent chest pain, heart attacks, to slow the progress of heart disease and to lower levels of triglycerides and ‘bad’ cholesterol. Lovastatin works by reducing the amount of cholesterol that the liver produces.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of lovastatin include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of lovastatin:
What should I do if I miss a dose of lovastatin?
If you miss a dose of lovastatin, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Lovastatin?
Lovastatin is available in a strength of 20mg and 40mg.