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RECOL 10MG TABLET

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Composition for RECOL

Lovastatin(10 mg)

food interaction for RECOL

alcohol interaction for RECOL

pregnancy interaction for RECOL

lactation interaction for RECOL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Recol 10mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Recol 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.
UNSAFE
Recol 10mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for RECOL

Lovastatin(10 mg)

Uses

Recol 10mg 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

Recol 10mg tablet blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme abnormal, Constipation, Headache, Muscle cramp, Stomach pain, Muscle pain, Rhabdomyolysis

SUBSTITUTES for RECOL

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Top Cardiologists

  • Dr. Hemant Gandhi
    MBBS, MD, DM
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    MBBS, MD, DM
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    MBBS, MD, DM, DNB, Fellowship
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  • Dr. R. R. Kasliwal
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  • Dr. Monik Mehta
    MBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship
    4.5

Expert advice for RECOL

  • Restrict eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol content. Lovastatin will be effective in lowering your cholesterol level if you follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan. 
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop signs of: kidney problem,  little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath (or) liver problems, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking lovastatin as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for RECOL

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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Content on this page was last updated on 31 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)