Lovastatin is a prescription medication used
to treat high cholesterol levels and to prevent heart disease. Lovastatin is in a class of
medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. It works by slowing the production
of cholesterol in the body. This medication comes as a tablet and an extended release
tablet to take by mouth. The regular tablet usually is taken once or twice a day with
meals. The extended release tablet usually is taken once a day at bedtime. Common side
effects include constipation, memory loss, confusion, and and dizziness or blurred vision.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how lovastatin affects you. Use this
medication only as prescribed. To keep up to date with medication information, sign
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