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LOVASTATIN belongs to a class of medicines called statins. It is used to treat high blood cholesterol levels to reduce the risk of heart disease. It is used along with cholesterol-lowering diet.

Common side-effects

• Nausea
• Diarrhea
• Muscle cramps
• Constipation
• Dizziness

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take LOVASTATIN irrespective of meals daily at the same time for best results.
• LOVASTATIN is not recommended for children below 10 years of age.
• You are recommended to avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol.
• Avoid smoking, it may increase your risk of having a heart attack and stroke.
• Do not stop taking LOVASTATIN suddenly, it may increase the risk of heart diseases.
• Regular monitoring of body weight, blood pressure levels, blood sugar levels and fat levels is recommended while taking LOVASTATIN.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medications or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
• Please do not take LOVASTATIN if you are allergic to it.


Q) How does LOVASTATIN work? A) LOVASTATIN works by blocking the body's ability to produce bad cholesterol and increase the level of good cholesterol.
Q) Does LOVASTATIN helps in treating heart attack? A) LOVASTATIN will help you greatly to reduce the damage to your heart during a heart attack or unstable angina. LOVASTATIN helps in preventing future heart problems after a heart attack.
Q) Can I consume alcohol while taking LOVASTATIN? A) No, you are recommended not to consume alcohol while taking LOVASTATIN as it may cause liver problems.
Q) Can i take cholestyramine (used to remove excess bile acid in stomach) while taking LOVASTATIN? A) Yes, cholestyramine can be taken with LOVASTATIN. However, it is advised to maintain a minimum gap of 4 hours between LOVASTATIN and cholestyramine so as to avoid unpleasant side-effects.
Q) Can I stop taking LOVASTATIN on my own? A) No, do not stop taking LOVASTATIN on your own. Complete the full course, do not leave it in the mid-way despite cholesterol level correction because it prevents cholesterol levels from creeping up again and causing build-up of fatty deposits.