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LOVEX 20MG TABLET

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Composition FOR LOVEX

Lovastatin(20mg)

food interaction for LOVEX

alcohol interaction for LOVEX

pregnancy interaction for LOVEX

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medicine interaction for LOVEX

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It is better to take Lovex 20mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lovex 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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Lovex 20mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR LOVEX

    Lovastatin(20mg)

    Uses

    Lovex 20mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood

    How it works

    Lovex 20mg 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.

    Common side effects

    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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR LOVEX

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      Rs. 10.35/tablet
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      Rs. 103.50
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      Rs. 13/tablet
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    Expert advice FOR LOVEX

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR LOVEX

    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

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    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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)