LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet)


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Lovastatin possibly causing numbness in fingers


WOULD LOVASTATIN CAUSE NUMBNESS IN FINGERS IF FIRST TIME USER...I WAS PREVIOUSLY ON LIPATOR AND MY DR. PUT ME ON A GENERIC DRUG TO ELIMINATE HIGH COST.  I STARTED WITH THE NUMBNESS RIGHT AFTER I STARTED TAKING THIS DRUG IN MY LEFT HAND.
by Brenda Moore in Greensboro, NC, 03/29/2008

Lovastatin side effects


I started taking Lovastatin in 01/2005. I took it about 70 days at 40 MG and found that I was waking with aching arms and I also noticed I was loosing strength in my arms. The pain is felt in both the forearm and the biceps. I called my doctor and was...
by Terry T in Belgrade, Maine, 02/23/2006

Nausea after using Lovastatin


My granmother is 77 yrs. old. She has been prescribe Lovastatin for cholestreol. She takes 25milligrams at bedtime. This morning she woke up with the worst nausea. It comes over her for 1miute then goes away. These episodes last throughout the day evr...
by Stacy Leppke in Oakley, California, 07/24/2007

My sister takes Lovastatin. Her face has blown up,. Can this drug do this?


To Whom It may concern: My sister has was perscribed "Lovastatin"" She started taken a few days ago. She has had many bowel moments in the coarse of a day, plus her face swelled up the size of a baloon. Can this happen with this drug an...
by Suzanne Mika in Boston, MA, 03/08/2007

What is the effect of lovastatin on urine?


I have been taking lovastatin for about 10 months. Over this time my urine has become extremely dark and I urinate approximately 10 times a day. The odor of the urine is also very strong. I have also experienced some lower back pain but that might not...
by Carolyn in Great Neck, NY, 06/14/2006

LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet)

LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

LOVASTATIN (By mouth)

LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Mevacor

LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Lovastatin (LOE-va-sta-tin) Lowers high cholesterol levels.

When To Not Use LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to lovastatin, or to similar medicines such as atorvastatin (Lipitor®), cerivastatin (Baycol®), fluvastatin (Lescol®), pravastatin (Pravachol®), or simvastatin (Zocor®). You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have liver disease.

How Should You Use LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to. Take the medicine in the evening, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • You may take the medicine with or without food. Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about diet and exercise.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using blood thinners (Coumadin®), cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), erythromycin, gemfibrozil (Lopid®), nefazodone (Serzone®), niacin, verapamil (Calan®, Covera®, Isoptin®), medicine to treat fungal infections (such as fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, Diflucan®, Nizoral®, Sporanox®), or medicines to treat HIV/AIDS (Agenerase®, Crixivan®, Invirase®, Norvir®, Sustiva®, Viracept®).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medicine.
  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.

LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid problems, or a muscle disorder. Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol regularly.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using the medicine several days before having surgery or medical tests.
  • Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Do not stop using this medicine without asking your doctor. You may need a special diet to keep your cholesterol levels from going up after you stop using the medicine.

LOVASTATIN (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Muscle pain, weakness, or cramps
  • Red-purple rash on your nose or cheeks, swelling around your eyes
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Unexplained fever
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Mild stomach upset, gas, indigestion

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