Lovastatin

FDA Approved: * December 17, 2001
Pharm Company: * SANDOZ
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Lovastatin Overview

Lovastatin, sold under the brand name Mevacor among others, is a statin medication, to treat high blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.[2] It use is recommended together with lifestyle changes.[2] It is taken by mouth.[2] Common side effects include diarrhea, constipation, headache, muscles pains, rash, and trouble sleeping.[2] Serious side effects may include liver problems, muscle breakdown, and kidne...

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Picture of Lovastatin

My doctor prescribed me Lovastatin Light green, round,with letter E/number74..pill form Sent out for a mail order/a round pink pill with A letter M, Under M..is a letter L21. Did pharmacy send me the wrong pill? Should I check with my doctor again before taking them? Please help. ## This tablet is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and they list it as containing 40mgs of Lovastatin, which is most commonly used to treat lower high cholesterol. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, dizziness, runny nose, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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what are the side affects of lovastatin

What are the side affects of lovastatin, I've gained 40 lbs since on BP meds ## Most blood pressure medications can cause weight gain, as a side effect, according the FDA, though it's usually only about 10lbs, or so. Lovastatin is used to help lower cholesterol and its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, joint/muscle aches and flatulence. Which blood pressure medications do you take?

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skin itching from Lovastatin

I have been on Lovastain for three years. My eyes are itching like crazy. I itch all over at night. Has anybody else had this problem? ## Hello, Sherry! How are you? I don't see anything about the itchy eyes, but this medication is reported by the FDA as being known to cause the all over body itching. Other side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Are you on any other medications? If the body itching just occurs at night, it could be due to a circulation issue. I used to experience with certain blood pressure medications that I was taking. Have you had this checked out, yet to get a diagnosis?

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light blue pill round pill 576 on one side 93 on the other s

Blue round pill with numbers on both sides. 567 on one side 93 on the other side. ## Hello, Peaches! How are you? This tablet is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 20mgs of Lovastatin. The FDA lists this medication as being used to help lower cholesterol. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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pill green one side lu 602

Describes Lupin Pharma 20mg Lovastatin ## Actually, the marking on this tablet is LU G02. The FDA classifies Lovastatin as being a statin medication that is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol, typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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round pink pill scored on one side

I found half a round pink pill scored on one side and the numbers that I can see ends in a 6 over something that ends in T ## This sounds like it may be difficult to verify having only half a tablet... but I did come across a round pink/peach-ish colored pill marked with TEVA on one side and 926 on the other...(no score line) however, after seeing a photo of it, if it were to be broken in half, you'd have one side that had a "T" and on that same half there would be the number "6". It's said to be identified as a 10mg Lovastatin tablet manufactured by Teva. Maybe if you see an image of it on google you'll be able to tell if the color is accurate to what you have? I hope this helps!

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small round mint green pill with G02 on one side LU on the other side

My grandma gave me one of her old purses & I found a few small round mint green pills with G02 on one side & LU on the other side can u tell me what it is and what its used for so I'll know if she has been missing a dose of her medication that she really needs. ## Hello, Melarry! How are you? This tablet contains 20mgs of Lovastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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lovastatin side effects

Does lovastatin cause weight gain? ## I have been taking Lovastatin for about 2 months and have gained about 5 pounds. Is this related. It seems like I am craving carbs all the time since I started this medication. ## I have gained weight since taking lovastatin also, but no one will fess up that this may be related. ## Some significant but rare side effects are leg pain and rare very severe leg pain rhabdomyolysis, others are headache back pain uti myalgia, diarrhea, dizziness, etc Not normally seen ## I gained weight and was hungry for carbs. I quit taking it and my craving has gone!! ## I have also gained weight. It's the first time i n 30 years that i have had to go up a size. I can't see any other reason ## Not so rare. The problem is that doctors rarely pay attention to si...

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lovastatin 20 mg generic what color should it be

what color should this RX be? round tablet on side has R and other side number 634 ## This tablet should be round, pink and have the R logo on one side and the numbers 634 on the opposite. Lovastatin is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects may include nausea, headache and joint/muscle aches. In some cases, these have been severe enough that the medication has had to be discontinued. Learn more Lovastatin details here. Is there anything else I can help with?

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what does lovastatin look like

What color is lovastatin ## What does the Lovastatin 40 mg. pill look like? ## Lovastatin is actually a generic medication, so there are far too many available on the market for me to be able to describe them all for you. It is used to help lower cholesterol levels and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. In some people the side effects have been so severe that they had to discontinue the medication. You can learn more Lovastatin details here. A couple of examples of the 40mg tablets include: Round, green with LU on one side and G03 on the other. Round, green with an E over 74 on one side. Round, yellow with 635 on one side and R on the other. Round, white with CTI over 143 on one side. Round, green with 928 one on side and TEVA or 93 on th...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Lovastatin
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lovastatin: (210 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-0576 Lovastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0926 Lovastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0928 Lovastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0179-1433 Lovastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1434 Lovastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-1435 Lovastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0185-0070 Lovastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0072 Lovastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0074 Lovastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0228-2633 Lovastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2634 Lovastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0228-2635 Lovastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Elizabeth LLC
  • 0378-6510 Lovastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-6520 Lovastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-6540 Lovastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0615-5589 Lovastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6551 Lovastatin 40 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6590 Lovastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7674 Lovastatin 10 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7679 Lovastatin 20 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
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What color is lovastatin ## What does the Lovastatin 40 mg. pill look like? ## Lovastatin is actually a generic medicati... 2 replies
Picture of Lovastatin
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what are the side affects of lovastatin
What are the side affects of lovastatin, I've gained 40 lbs since on BP meds ## Most blood pressure medications can ... 1 reply
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I take one Verapamil SR 240 mg tablet per day. I've been taking it at lunchtime (at approx. 12-12:30) with food. Is ... 2 replies
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