Lovastatin 10 mg Tablets

Lovastatin is a prescription drug used for treating high cholesterol. It is sold under the brand name Mevacor® but is also available as a generic called Lovastatin tablets ("lovastatin").
The medication is available in three different strengths, including:
  • Lovastatin 10 mg
  • Lovastatin 20 mg
  • Lovastatin 40 mg.
Although the recommended starting dosage for most people with high cholesterol is lovastatin 20 mg once a day, some people may require a lower dosage.
The recommended starting dosage for children (ages 10 to 17) with high cholesterol is lovastatin 10 mg to 20 mg once a day. If your child does not reach his or her cholesterol goal on the starting lovastatin dose, your child's healthcare provider may choose to increase the dosage.
(Click Dosing With Lovastatin to learn more about when and how to use this particular medication.)
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