Medicine Overview of Lochol Tablet
Side effects of Lochol Tablet
Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.
How to use Lochol Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lochol 10mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Lochol Tablet works
Lochol 10mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).
In Depth Information on Lochol Tablet
Expert advice for Lochol Tablet
- Lochol lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL). It helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
- Lochol prevents one death in every 50 patients with heart disease treated over 4 to 5 years.
- It is better to take in the evening.
- In general, Lochol is safe. It may cause digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
- Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
- Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if you have fever, a sick feeling or dark urine.
- Regular exercise and low-fat diet further help to lower levels of fat in the blood.
Lochol Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Lochol Tablet
Lochol 10mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor....
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lochol 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactatio+more
n. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Lochol 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Lochol 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lochol 10mg Tablet is recommended.+more
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Cautious dose adjustment is advised in patients with severe kidney disease....
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Cautious dose adjustment is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Lochol+more
10mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azibey 200mg Suspension, Alicin 200mg Suspension, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Azita 500mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Lovastatin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Lochol Tablet
Frequently asked questions about Lovastatin
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol as it can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.
No, Lochol is a statin (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor
Lochol works by blocking an enzyme (HMG CoA) that is needed by the body to make cholesterol, and hence reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood
Yes. Lochol is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is lovastatin the same as Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin or pravastatin?
No, although it belongs to same group of medications called statins
Q. Can I take lovastatin with ibuprofen or Tylenol?
No results found for any interaction of lovastatin with ibuprofen or Tylenol, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication
Q. Can I take aspirin or niacin with lovastatin?
No, do not take aspirin or niacin with lovastatin, because they interact with each other
No. Lochol does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or weight gain or constipation
No. Lochol does not cause diabetes or raised blood sugar
Yes, memory loss and headache are the side effects of Lochol.
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