Lovastatin – What You Need to Know

January 15, 2021

Lovastatin (Mevacor) is a member of the statin or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor family of drugs, designed to lower the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, raise the “good” high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and lower blood fats, or triglycerides. This may lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and fatty livers in patients with high blood levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Statins are to be taken in conjunction with a healthful diet full of fruits and veggies and low in red meats, high fat dairy products, and highly processed foods. Regular exercise also helps raise HDL levels.

Dosage

Lovastatin is taken in tablet form. The usual dose is 10 to 80 mg per day.

Side Effects:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Low energy
  • Muscle pain
  • Poor memory

Because of its side effects it should not be routinely be prescribed for everyone with high cholesterol. Please talk to your doctor to find out if you would benefit from this medications.

What Does Lovastatin Cost

According to rxsaver.com a bottle of 90 lovastatin tablets at a strength of 20 mg starts at around $10. https://www.rxsaver.com/drugs/lovastatin/coupons

How to Get a Sumatriptan Prescription

Lovastatin is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your high cholesterol remotely through telemedicine and prescribe you Lovastatin online. No insurance is required.