In medicine and pharmacology, lovastatin (Mevacor® or Altocor®) is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol and preventing cardiovascular disease.


... LOVASTATIN (Mevacor®) blocks the body''s ability to make cholesterol. Lovastatin can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. It is not a cure. Generic lovastatin tablets are available. ...
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Lovastatin Systematic (IUPAC) name [8-[2-(4-hydroxy-6-oxo-oxan-2- ...
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What You Need to Know About Lovastatin
... Common brand name: Mevacor Type of medication: Part of a group of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or "statins" Why is this drug prescribed? Lovastatin is prescribed, along wi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic