Active Ingredient(s): Lovastatin
FDA Approved: * August 31, 1987
Pharm Company: * MERCK
Category: Cholesterol

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

Mevacor Overview

Lovastatin (Merck's Mevacor) is a statin drug, used for lowering cholesterol in those with hypercholesterolemia to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring compound found in low concentrations in food such as oyster mushrooms,[2] red yeast rice,[3] and Pu-erh.[4] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Side effects 2.1 Contraindications 2.2 Interactions 3 Mechanism of action 4 History 5 Discovery, biochemistry and biol...

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blue octagon shape and on the pill it says MSD then under that it says 731. What is this pill? ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Mevacor, a generic for Lovastatin (20 mg). To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## mevacor 20 mg by Merck for high cholesterol generic name Lovastatin


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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 Mevacor: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0006-0731 Mevacor 20 mg Oral Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • 0006-0732 Mevacor 40 mg Oral Tablet by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Other drugs which contain Lovastatin or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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