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Lovastatin (Mevacor®) is a medication that is available by prescription to treat high cholesterol. It can also be used to prevent heart disease and to slow the progression of atherosclerosis in people that already have heart disease. This type of medication (called a statin) works by blocking a particular enzyme that controls cholesterol production in the body. Lovastatin, which is a generic drug, comes in tablet form and is available in 10-, 20-, and 40-mg strengths. Potential side effects of the medication include constipation, muscle pain, and abdominal pain.
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