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Lovastatin is a cholesterol medication that helps protect your heart and blood vessels. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol that the body makes. When used with a healthy diet and exercise program, it can help prevent cholesterol build-up in the blood vessels. This may lower the risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.
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How does it work?
Lovastatin blocks an enzyme in the liver that makes cholesterol. By reducing the production of cholesterol, it helps lower the levels of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol in the bloodstream. It also reduces the level of triglycerides (a fatty substance) and raises the amount of “good” (HDL) cholesterol. Together, this may reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attack, chest pain (angina) and stroke.
What does it treat?
Lovastatin is a statin medication that helps lower cholesterol levels. It targets "bad" LDL cholesterol. When LDL cholesterol levels are lower, the risk of heart disease and other heart-related problems likely goes down.
What forms does it come in?
This cholesterol treatment is available as a regular and extended-release tablet. These tablets come in different strengths depending on your prescribed dosage.
Lovastatin vs. Mevacor
Mevacor is just a brand name for Lovastatin - they’re both the same medicine. Both medicines work the same way to lower cholesterol levels and likely reduce the risk of heart disease.
The brand drug Mevacor is not currently available on the Dr. B platform.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high cholesterol prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Lovastatin 20 mg (30 tablets) start at $3.58.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Lovastatin 20 mg (30 tablets)*
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Lovastatin prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Lovastatin?
- Lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) levels
- Lowers triglyceride levels (a fatty substance)
- Increases good cholesterol (HDL) levels
- May prevent heart attack and stroke
- Reduces risk of chest pain
- Protects blood vessels
Who should not take this medication?
- People with allergies to Lovastatin or other statins
- People with liver problems
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- People who take certain medications
- People with a history of muscle problems with statins
- People with a family history of muscle problems
This medicine can be dangerous for people with certain health conditions or who take certain medications. Tell your medical provider about your medical history and any medicines you take before starting this treatment. Also tell your licensed provider about your alcohol use, especially if you usually drink more than two alcoholic drinks per day.
How do you take this medication?
This medicine is usually taken once or twice a day depending on your dosage. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water – do not crush or chew it. Follow your health provider's instructions carefully for the best results.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of your cholesterol medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Don't take extra doses to catch up.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much Lovastatin can cause side effects like muscle pain, weakness and liver problems. If you’ve taken too much of your prescription, call your licensed medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
To minimize the risk of taking an excessive amount of Lovastatin, it is best to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions diligently.
Can I get Lovastatin online?
Dr. B can help you get a refill for your statin medications, including Lovastatin. To begin, fill out a short health questionnaire about your health history and current medication use. A licensed medical provider will review your questionnaire and, if appropriate, send a refill to the pharmacy of your choice.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Not everyone experiences Lovastatin side effects, and when they do, they're typically mild. Common mild side effects include:
- Memory problems
- Stomach pain
- Muscle damage (muscle cramping, pain and weakness)
Check with your healthcare provider right away if you experience dark urine, diarrhea, fever, muscle cramps or spasms, muscle pain or stiffness, extreme fatigue, or weakness, as these may indicate the presence of a severe muscle condition known as rhabdomyolysis, which can potentially lead to kidney complications.
If you experience muscle pain, reach out to your medical provider immediately.
It's extremely important to note that using Lovastatin increases the risk of serious muscle problems, which can manifest as myopathy with symptoms like muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Myopathy can lead to rhabdomyolysis, a condition where muscle breakdown can lead to kidney damage and, in severe cases, life-threatening consequences such as death.