Generic Name - Lovastatin
Category - >HMG CoA reductase inhibitor
Lower Blood cholesterol.
Generic Mevacor is indicated for the treatment of lowering overall blood cholesterol. Lovastatin (Generic Mevacor) inhibits the production of cholesterol by the Liver. Overall blood cholesterol as well as blood LDL cholesterol level can be lowered using Generic Mevacor. LDL cholesterol is believed to the "bad" cholesterol that is primarily responsible for the development of coronary artery disease.
Generic for Mevacor Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic Mevacor is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic Mevacor should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Organ transplant with therapy
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic Mevacor. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Nicotinic acid or niacin
Generic for Mevacor Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMevacor
The usual recommended dosage of Generic Mevacor for hypercholesterolemia is 20 milligrams once a day, taken with the evening meal. The doctor may start at 10 milligrams a day if only a small reduction in cholesterol is needed. The maximum recommended dose is 80 milligrams per day, taken as a single dose or divided into smaller doses, as determined by the doctor.
Generic for Mevacor Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic Mevacor side Effects include blurred vision, or vision changes, dark yellow or brown urine, decreased urination, difficulty passing urine, fever, muscle pain, tenderness and cramps, or weakness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic Mevacor.
Generic for Mevacor and Pregnancy
Do not use Generic Mevacor if you are pregnant. Since it can cause fetal harm. If you suspect that you could be pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.
Generic for Mevacor and Breastfeeding
Generic Mevacor passes into breast milk. Do not breast feed while taking this medicine. Seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
Generic for Mevacor and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic Mevacor in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Mevacor and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic Mevacor in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic Mevacor serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.