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LOVASTATIN - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Mevacor
In rare cases, this medication may cause liver problems. Tell your medical provider right away if you develop symptoms of liver problems, including:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Certain medications can affect the removal of Lovastatin from your body, which may affect how it works. Some examples include:
Do not take any red yeast rice products while you are taking Lovastatin, since those products may also contain Lovastatin. Taking Lovastatin and red yeast rice products together can increase your risk of serious muscle and liver problems.
If someone has overdosed and is experiencing serious symptoms—such as passing out or trouble breathing—call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
Do not share this medication with others. Lab and/or medical tests (such as blood cholesterol/triglyceride levels and liver function) should be performed while you are taking this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments. Consult your medical provider for more details.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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