Lovastatin 20 mg Tablets
Lovastatin is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol. It is sold under the brand name Mevacor® but is also available as a generic called Lovastatin tablets.
The drug comes in three different strengths: 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. Most adults being treated for high cholesterol start off with lovastatin 20 mg tablets. Depending on how you respond to the medicine, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dosage as needed.
The recommended lovastatin dosage for children ages 10 to 17 with high cholesterol is 10 mg or 20 mg once a day. If lovastatin 20 mg tablets are still not effective in lowering your child's cholesterol, his or her healthcare provider may recommend increasing the dose up to a maximum of 40 mg daily.
(Click Dosing With Lovastatin for more information on lovastatin 20 mg, to find out when and how to take this drug, and for a list of the factors your healthcare provider may consider before making a dosing recommendation.)