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