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Preventing Medical Problems Caused by Clogged Blood Vessels

Mevacor is an oral prescription drug. It helps lower cholesterol and other fatty substances in your blood. It belongs to a group of medicine called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It is also known as statins. Mevacor is a cholesterol lowering drug. To prevent medical problems caused by clogged blood vessels, it is used together with:

  1. Proper diet
  2. Exercise
  3. Weight loss

The generic name of Mevacor is Lovastatin.

What condition does Mevacor treats?

  • Hardening of arteries
  • Prevent chest pain
  • Prevent heart attack
  • Lower triglycerides
  • Lower excessive fats in the blood
  • Slow the progress of heart disease
  • Lower cholesterol level
  • Prevent stroke

How does Mevacor works?

Mevacor is a statin drug. It works by stopping an enzyme in the liver from producing cholesterol. Cholesterol buildup in your arteries may block the flow of blood to your brain, heart and other body parts. When this happens, your risk of having heart attack and stroke is great.

What is the dosage in taking Mevacor?

Mevacor’s dosage range is 10-80 mg per day. Take the medication in the evening before bedtime. The starting dose is 20 mg a day. The maximum dose is 80 mg a day.  The recommended dosage is 10-80 mg per day in a single or divided dose.

How to take Mevacor?

  • Use this medication as ordered by your doctor.
  • Take the medication by mouth before bedtime.
  • Do not miss a dose to gain the most benefit.
  • Keep taking the medicine even if you feel well.
  • Your dosage is based on your:
  1. Age
  2. Medical condition
  3. Response to treatment
  4. Other medications
  • Follow your doctor’s advice on exercise and diet plan.

What are the precautions in taking Mevacor?

  • Tell your doctor if you have allergies; if you are allergic to Mevacor.
  • Tell your doctor if you have:
    1. Diabetes
    2. Kidney and liver disease
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit.
  • Tell your doctor if you’re taking any other medications.
  • Follow the workout and diet plan.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Always check your blood pressure.
  • Do not increase your dose without telling your doctor.
  • Do not use this medication if you are pregnant.

Costs of Mevacor

The generic brand Lovastatin is cheaper than the brand name Mevacor. Lovastatin 20 mg costs $0.63 per unit price or $19.00 for 30 tabs. While the branded Mevacor 20 mg costs $3.01 per unit price or $90.17 for 30 tablets.