Lovastatin

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking lovastatin, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • A genetic condition known as homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings of Lovastatin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Lovastatin Work?

Lovastatin is part of a class of drugs called statins. It works by blocking a particular enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This causes the liver to make less cholesterol. The medication also:
 
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