Lovastatin Extended-Release

Lovastatin Extended-Release Alternatives

In general, cholesterol treatment begins with lifestyle changes (weight loss, exercise, and a low-cholesterol diet). If lifestyle changes do not lower cholesterol to a desirable level, cholesterol medication, such as lovastatin extended-release, may be necessary.
 
The main goal of high-cholesterol medication is to lower LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce your risk for developing problems related to high cholesterol, such as heart disease or a heart attack (see Effects of High Cholesterol). The higher your risk, the lower your LDL goal will be.
 
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to see a list of risk factors that may affect your cholesterol level and guidelines for ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
 
Because lovastatin extended-release can lower LDL cholesterol (along with lowering total cholesterol and increasing HDL), a person may lower his or her risk for developing problems.
 
For most people, lovastatin extended-release is quite effective at lowering cholesterol. It is also generally well-tolerated. But side effects can occur with this drug and people may wish to consider a substitute for lovastatin extended-release. These substitutes could include other statins or other cholesterol medicines.
 
(Click Altoprev Alternatives to learn more about substitutes for Altoprev.)
 

Lovastatin Extended-Release: Overdose

If you happen to overdose on lovastatin extended-release, seek medical attention immediately.
 

Lovastatin Extended-Release Storage Methods

Lovastatin extended-release should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture.
 
Keep lovastatin extended-release and all medications out of the reach of children.
 
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