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LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s

Lovastatin:20mg | Lipid-regulating drugs /Anti-atheromas

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Manufactured / Marketed By : Swiss Pharma Product Form : TabletPack Size : 1x10sIngredients : Lovastatin:20mgGeneric Category : Lipid-regulating drugs /Anti-atheromas

How it works

LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s

  • Muscle pain severe
  • Bladder pain severe
  • Difficult or painful urination severe
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain

Uses of LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidemia

    This medicine is used to treat Hyperlipidemia, which is a condition characterized by high levels of lipids in the blood.

  • Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    This medicine is used in the treatment of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia which is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 3 days.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 6 weeks

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s .

  • Liver disease

    This medicine is not recommended if you have an active liver disease indicated by high levels of Transaminase levels in the body.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

General Warnings
  • Cognitive impairment

    This medicine can cause forgetfulness, memory loss and confusion. These side effects are reversible once the medicine is stopped.

  • Altered blood glucose levels

    This medicine may increase the blood glucose levels. Monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary while you are on this medicine.

  • Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

    This medicine may increase the risk of Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis which is a muscular disease. The risk of causing Myopathy is higher in the elderly population, and hence it should be used with caution.

  • Alcohol

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients who consume large quantities of alcohol and/or have a history of the chronic liver disease.

  • Pediatric use

    The safety and efficacy of LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s have not been established in the children less than 10 years of age.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Erythromycin severe
  • Warfarin moderate
  • Colchicine severe
  • Ciprofloxacin moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should not be used in the patients with liver injury. Frequent monitoring of liver function is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the severity of the liver injury. Discontinue the treatment if symptoms worsen.

  • severe

    Any symptoms of muscle pain, tenderness or weakness should be reported to the doctor. Inform the doctor if you have any history of muscle disorder.

  • moderate

    Before taking this medicine, inform the doctor if you are a diabetic patient. Close monitoring of blood glucose is necessary and appropriate diet should be maintained.

Food interactions
  • Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended when the patient is on LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s . Any symptoms of tenderness, weakness, dark colored urine should be reported to the doctor. Frequent monitoring of kidney function is necessary.

General Instructions

Take This medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. A proper diet and regular exercise should be maintained along with this medicine. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects

Other details

  • To be taken with food
  • To be taken at bedtime only
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver LOVACOR 20mg Tablet 1x10s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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