Mevacor

What is Mevacor?

Lovastatin (Merck's Mevacor) has statin activity, so used in combination with diet, weight-loss, and exercise for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring naphthalene compound found in food such as oyster mushrooms, red yeast rice, and Pu-erh.

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I hhave been on Mevacor for the past 25 years and 40 mg for the past 8 years. Terrible pain in caaaalf muscles when walking during past 10 months....

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Less likely to be due to the medicine.

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Since you are taking...

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I AM EXPERIENCE ITCHY SKIN WHEN I TAKE LIPITOR. IT OCCURS AT MY ANCLE, BEHIND MY EARS AND INSIDE MY ELBOWS....

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may need an alternative to be used

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If you are having itching which starts the...

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what are the risks for cardiac stress test - spect. i am about 80 years, diabetic for over 20 years, one episode of unstable angina some 15 yeatrs...

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A myocardial perfusion SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) study, also called a...

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I AM EXPERIENCE ITCHY SKIN WHEN I TAKE LIPITOR . IT OCCURS AT MY ANCLE, BEHIND MY EARS AND INSIDE MY ELBOWS.

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Both thighs ache. Could back issues cause this? I have a history of muscle myalgia when using statins. These include Lipitor , Crestor and...

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I am a 61 year old female, non-smoker, non-drinker, no family history of heart disease. Bp was 130/94 today. I have high cholesterol but Framingham...

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I am 77 years old in good health with controlled blood pressure of 125/68 average for last 3 months. I am waking up at 3:30-4:00 every morning for...

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what are the risks for cardiac stress test - spect. i am about 80 years, diabetic for over 20 years, one episode of unstable angina some 15 yeatrs...

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