Medicine Overview of Lovacard Tablet
Side effects of Lovacard Tablet
Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.
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. Lovacard 20mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Lovacard Tablet works
Lovacard 20mg 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 Lovacard Tablet
Expert advice for Lovacard Tablet
- Lovacard lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL). It helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
- Lovacard 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, Lovacard 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.
Special precautions for Lovacard 20mg Tablet
Lovacard 20mg 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.
Lovacard 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactat+more
ion. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Lovacard 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Lovacard 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lovacard 20mg 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 Lovacar+more
d 20mg 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 for Lovacard 20mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for 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, 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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