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Lovastatin: Oral tablet

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  633
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  576
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  576
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: M L20 
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: M L19 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: 93  |  928
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 770 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Actavis Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  635
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: G  |  LV 20
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  576
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  576
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: 93  |  926
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  634
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: 635,LOGO  |  635,LOGO
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 93  |  576
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Blue Point Laboratories
Pill Identification: E 74 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  G02
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  926
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  576
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: TEVA  |  928
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: CTI 143 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: CTI 142 
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
AvKARE, Inc.
Pill Identification: CTI 141 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: G  |  LV 40
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
AvPAK; a Division of AvKARE Inc
Pill Identification: CTI 143 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
AvPAK; a Division of AvKARE Inc
Pill Identification: CTI 142 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 93  |  928
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: MP 534 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Blue Point Laboratories
Pill Identification: E 72 
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
AvPAK; a Division of AvKARE Inc
Pill Identification: CTI 141 
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: LU  |  G01
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  G02
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: LU  |  G02
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
International Labs, Inc. for Walmart
Pill Identification: LU  |  G03
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  G01
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  G01
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  926
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  926
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: MP 532 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: LU  |  G03
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Blue Point Laboratories
Pill Identification: E 70 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
McKesson Packaging Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  634
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Carlsbad Technology Inc
Pill Identification: CTI 143 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 226 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Eon Labs Inc a Division of Sandoz
Pill Identification: E 74 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Sandoz Inc
Pill Identification: GG 773 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
McKesson Packaging Inc
Pill Identification: 635  |  LOGO
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  633
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  634
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  635
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  928
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93,TEVA  |  928
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Eon Labs Inc a Division of Sandoz
Pill Identification: E 72 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Carlsbad Technology Inc
Pill Identification: CTI 142 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Actavis Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  634
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Carlsbad Technology Inc
Pill Identification: CTI 141 
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Eon Labs Inc a Division of Sandoz
Pill Identification: E 70 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  635
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  634
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Lovastatin 10mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M L19 
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Lovastatin 20mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M L20 
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Lovastatin 40mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: M L21 
How This Drug Works
Statins
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there's a lower risk for plaque buildup.
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. <br><br>Both &#34;good&#34; and &#34;bad&#34; cholesterol are produced in your liver. <br><br>Bad cholesterol, also called LDL, is made by combining fats with proteins. <br><br>An enzyme called HMG&#45;CoA reductase makes this happen. <br><br>Although cholesterol is required for normal body functions, too much LDL causes arteries to narrow by forming plaque Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there&#39;s a lower risk for plaque buildup. This leads to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Lovastatin: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

LOVASTATIN (LOE va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Mevacor: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Lovastatin: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
56.74%
43.26%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.05%
1.83%
26.48%
71.64%
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