Lovacard 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Lovacard 20mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Lovacard Tablet

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Uses of Lovacard Tablet

Lovacard 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels.
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Side effects of Lovacard Tablet

Common

Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

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How to use Lovacard 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 Lovacard 20mg Tablet with food.

How Lovacard Tablet works

Lovacard 20mg tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information on Lovacard Tablet

Expert advice for Lovacard Tablet

  • Decreases bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and increases good cholesterol levels.
  • Helps prevent heart attack, stroke and death, especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or a history of smoking.
  • In general, Lovacard is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas, heartburn or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food (preferably half an hour after dinner).
  • Inform your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, weakness, dark urine or yellow colour in your eyes or skin.
  • Your doctor may ask you to check your blood sugar before and after you start Lovacard.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lovacard 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Lovacard 20mg 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
Lovacard 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
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Lovacard 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Lovacard 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lovacard 20mg Tablet is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Cautious dose adjustment is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Lovacar
d 20mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azivent 500mg Tablet, Azita 500mg Tablet, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg/5ml 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 Lovacard 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Lovastatin

No, Lovacard is a statin (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor
Lovacard 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. Lovacard 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. Lovacard does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or weight gain or constipation
No. Lovacard does not cause diabetes or raised blood sugar
Yes, memory loss and headache are the side effects of Lovacard.
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