What is Lostatin (Lovastatin) used for?
Lostatin (Lovastatin) lowers bad cholesterol, such as LDL and triglycerides, and also raises HDL (good cholesterol) levels in the blood. It should be used together with a proper diet and regular exercise. This drug is a type of medication known as a statin. It lowers cholesterol production by the liver.
How should I use Lostatin (Lovastatin)?
Patients taking Lostatin (Lovastatin) are usually directed to take 10mg to 20mg per day. Ask your physician about the correct dosage required for you. If your physician deems it necessary to increase your dosage, he or she will inform you. You should only take the amount of this drug that has been prescribed to you. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while you are taking this drug, as this could have unwanted effects.
What are the side effects of Lostatin (Lovastatin)?
Take note of the following side effects which may occur as a result of taking Lostatin (Lovastatin):
This drug has been associated with a serious muscle condition known as rhabdomyolysis. Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician before taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lostatin (Lovastatin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.