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Lovastatin

Also known as Mevacor


Lovastatin (Merck's Mevacor) is a member of the drug class of statins, used in combination with diet, weight-loss, and exercise for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as oyster mushrooms and red yeast rice.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $12.44 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed lovastatin to treat hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, diabetic kidney disease, and central atherosclerosis.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking lovastatin most commonly experience side effects like flatulence, headache, and constipation.

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