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Lovastatin

lovastatin
Lovastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). Lovastatin is used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in adults with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors. Lovastatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
lovastatin
DRUG TYPE
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take lovastatin if you have active liver disease, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact, and some drugs should not be used together.

Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor at once if you become pregnant.

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