LOCHOL 10MG TABLET

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Micro Labs Ltd

Composition for LOCHOL 10MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
25.6
₹2.56/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of LOCHOL TABLET

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Uses of LOCHOL TABLET

Lochol 10mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased ldl levels in blood.
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Side effects of LOCHOL TABLET

Common

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood.

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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. It is better to take Lochol 10mg tablet with food.

How LOCHOL TABLET works

Lochol 10mg tablet blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

In Depth Information on LOCHOL TABLET

Expert advice for LOCHOL TABLET

  • Take Lovastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Lovastatin, it may worsen the adverse effects of this medicine on the liver.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Do not take Niacin with Lovastatin. Niacin may increase Lovastatin's side effects on the muscles, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Notify the doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any kind of surgery.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
Warnings
Special precautions for LOCHOL 10MG TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Lochol 10mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lochol 10mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to m
oderate renal disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe renal disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
CORDARONE 150MG INJECTION 3ML, ZATHRIN REDIMIX SUSPENSION, PRATHAM 200MG/5ML REDIUSE SUSPENSION, AZIBIG 200MG SUSPENSION

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Lovastatin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for LOCHOL 10MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Lovastatin

Q. Is lovastatin a blood thinner or a beta blocker or ACE inhibitor?
No, lovastatin is a statin (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor
Q. How lovastatin works?
Lovastatin 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
Q. Is lovastatin safe or is lovastatin bad for you?
Yes. Lovastatin 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
Q. Does lovastatin cause hair loss or dry mouth or weight gain or constipation?
No. Lovastatin does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or weight gain or constipation
Q. Does lovastatin cause diabetes or raised blood sugar?
No. Lovastatin does not cause diabetes or raised blood sugar
Q. Does lovastatin cause memory loss or headaches?
Yes, memory loss and headache are the side effects of lovastatin.
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