Lovastatin Extended-Release

Lovastatin Extended-Release: Dosing

The dose of lovastatin extended-release your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Altoprev Dosage for more information about dosing for Altoprev.)

Lovastatin Extended-Release: Side Effects

(The side effects listed below are NOT a complete list of possible side effects of lovastatin extended-release. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with lovastatin extended-release; but not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate this drug well. When people do develop side effects, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated. If side effects do occur, most people do not need to stop their medicine.
The most common side effects thought to be related to lovastatin extended-release are:
Keep in mind that if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness -- especially if they occur with a fever or you feel ill -- it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. This could be a sign of a serious, life-threatening muscle problem.
(Click Altoprev Side Effects to learn more about the specific side effects of Altoprev.)
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