Were you looking for information about Lovastatin? Lovistatin is a common misspelling of lovastatin.
Lovastatin (Mevacor®) is a medication that can be prescribed to treat various conditions related to heart disease. It is approved for the treatment of high cholesterol and the prevention of heart disease. It is also approved to slow the progression of atherosclerosis in people that already have heart disease. Lovastatin belongs to a class of drugs called statins, which work by blocking a particular enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. Lovastatin comes in tablet form and is available in 10, 20, and 40 mg strengths. Potential side effects of the medicine include headache, constipation, and muscle pain.
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