LOVASTATIN Reviews

Average Rating: 2.8 (5 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR LOVASTATINCOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 2  Hypercholestrolima 0 days
8/2/2017
 5  to lower cholesterol No side effects. Has lowered cholesterol and so far has had no bad effects on my liver. I am pleased with it. M 67 7 years
40 mg 1X D
1/21/2016
 5  Cholesterol No side effects. Has kept my cholesterol levels low. M 67 5 years
40 mg 1X D
8/8/2015
 1  High chol., switched frm Lipitor Leg pain, shortness of breath, heart pounding, headache I have cut to 10 mg with some improvement in sx. Never had any problem with Lipitor. Change caused by insurance. F 68 3 months
20 mg 1X D
5/31/2011
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 1  LDL 120, total cholesterol 180 Severe pain in back, quads, hamstrings, calves, ankles, feet. Changed resting heart rate from 48 to 64. Caused me to almost pass out doing work that never bothered me before. Leg pain is taking months to diminish and has not gone away. I never had leg pain before. M 63 30 days
10 mg 1X D
8/15/2010
  

LOVASTATIN  (LOVASTATIN):  Lovastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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