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    Generic Equivalent of Mevacor

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Lovastatin20 mg
    Lovastatin40 mg


    Buy Mevacor generic
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    How and Where to Buy Mevacor Online?


    You can buy Mevacor and other cholesterol medications online through our Canadian International Pharmacy at huge savings. We offer RX and OTC medications online with a valid prescription from your doctor. At Canadian Pharmacy World, your health is our priority. You can place the order online, by mail, by fax or toll-free over the telephone at 1866-485-7979.

    Are There Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Mevacor?


    The generic form of Mevacor is Lovastatin. It comes from Canada also called Apo-Lovastatin manufactured by Apotex and PMS Lovastatin by Pharmascience. We also carry the generic Lovastatin from India also called Lovacard manufactured by Cipla.

    What Dosages and Forms is Mevacor available in?


    Mevacor is available as tablets in the dosage forms of 20 mg and 40 mg.

    What is Mevacor used for?


    Mevacor is used to lower the elevated levels of cholesterol (particularly Low-Density Lipoprotein) associated with normal or high levels of triglycerides. Elevated cholesterol can result in coronary heart disease (CHD) due to clogging of blood vessels (atherosclerosis) that carry oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Lovastatin is used to slow down the progression of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries. Lovastatin belongs to a group of medicines called as lipid metabolism regulators. It inhibits or blocks the enzyme that is necessary for the body to make cholesterol. In this way, less cholesterol is produced in the liver. Thus, it helps to prevent heart disease caused by clogging of blood vessels with cholesterol and slows the progression of atherosclerosis of the arteries that nourish the heart. As a part of your treatment plan to lower cholesterol, your doctor may recommend a diet and other measures such as exercise and weight control.

    What Are The Possible Side Effects of Mevacor?


    Some of the common side effects of Mevacor include fever, blurred vision, muscle effects, constipation, diarrhea, gas, stomach upset, nausea, pain in the abdomen, headache, dizziness, skin rash, poor memory, memory loss, confusion, depression, erectile dysfunction. Some of the serious side effects of this medication include increased blood sugar, allergic reactions, liver problems, generalized weakness, unexplained muscle pain, muscle weakness or tenderness. These are not all the possible side effects of Mevacor. In case of any unexpected effect, consult your healthcare professional immediately.

    Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions for Mevacor?


    Avoid drinking large quantities of alcohol. Do not start taking other medicines unless you have discussed it with your doctor.

    Do not take Mevacor if you:

    • Are allergic to lovastatin or any other ingredients in the medication

    • Are diagnosed with active liver disease

    • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

    • Are taking antifungal medications such as itraconazole, ketoconazole

    • Are taking HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir, ritonavir

    • Are taking hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors such as boceprevir

    • Are taking certain antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin

    • Are taking antidepressant nefazodone

    • Are taking medicines containing cobicistat

    • Are taking the immunosuppressant cyclosporine


    Before taking Mevacor, inform your doctor if you:

    • Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Lovastatin should not be used by pregnant women

    • Have thyroid problems

    • Regularly drink three or more alcoholic drinks daily

    • Are taking other cholesterol lowering medications such as niacin, gemfibrozil

    • Have liver or kidney problems

    • Have diabetes

    • Have undergone surgery or any other tissue injury

    • Do excessive physical exercise

    • Are of childbearing age. Cholesterol compounds are essential elements for the development of a fetus. Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as lovastatin can cause harm to the fetus.

    Drug interactions


    It is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Some medications that can interact with Mevacor include:

    • Antifungal medications such as itraconazole, ketoconazole

    • HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir, ritonavir

    • Hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors such as boceprevir

    • Certain antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin

    • Antidepressant nefazodone

    • Medicines containing cobicistat

    • Immunosuppressant cyclosporine

    • Danazol

    • Verapamil and diltiazem (drugs used to treat high blood pressure and angina)

    • Amiodarone (a drug used to treat irregular heartbeat)

    • Colchicine (a drug used to treat gout)

    • Grapefruit juice

    Mevacor Storage and Safety Information


    Mevacor should be stored at controlled room temperature between 15°C and 30°C, protected from light. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.


    References:

    1. https://pdf.hres.ca/dpd_pm/00042711.PDF


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