Generic Mevacor 10mg
This is a cholesterol-lowering drug that can lower the amount of fat and unhealthy cholesterol and increase the amount of healthy cholesterol in the blood. It can be taken to lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.
Generic Mevacor 20mg
What is Mevacor?
Mevacor is a drug from the Aspergillus terreus strain that can be classified as a “statins” drug. When it is combined with a special diet and exercise routine, along with the weight-loss, it could make the level of “bad” cholesterol in the blood much lower. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol released by the liver and can help those suffering from hypercholesterolemia to avoid various cardiovascular diseases.
What are the indications for using Mevacor?
Mevacor is commonly prescribed to the individuals suffering from dyslipidemia and those who are at risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease. It can also be used by people with coronary heart disease to slow down their coronary atherosclerosis by lowering the level of total-C and LDL-C. Mevacor can also be prescribed to those with hypercholesterolemia, especially for those who are at risk for atherosclerotic disease. In order for the drug to be the most effective, it needs to be combined with a specific diet, weight-loss plan and exercise.
What is the dosage of Mevacor?
Mevacor tablets come in dosages of 20mg and 40mg. The standard starting dose is 20mg a day, to be taken during the evening meal, but it can range from 10mg to 80mg a day, and can be taken in one or two separate doses. The dose should not exceed 80mg a day. The exact dosage should be determined by a medical professional in accordance with the desired goal. It is crucial that the patient goes on a cholesterol-lowering diet prior to taking the Mevacor drug, and continues on this diet while in the process of taking the medication.
What are the contraindications for using Mevacor?
Mevacor should never be taken by pregnant women as it can seriously harm the fetus and lead to birth defects, such as learning disabilities, skeletal abnormalities, and others serious conditions. Special care should be taken to prevent pregnancy during the period the drug is taken. Taking Mevacor while breast feeding is also not recommended as it can disrupt the infant lipid metabolism. Also, Mevacor should not be taken by those who are suffering from liver disease, or by people who have an allergic reaction to the drug.
What are the adverse effects of Mevacor?
Mevacor is very well tolerated by most individuals and the side effects are very uncommon. In rare cases, Mevacor can be the cause of rhabdomyolysis or myopathy, which can both be fatal if not detected and treated right away. Thus, any unexplained weakness or muscle pain while on the drug should be discussed with the prescribing medical practitioner. There are a few other rare side effects. They include: lack of energy, memory problems, fever, dark urine, nausea, confusion, swelling, stomach pain, yellowing of the eyes or skin, lack of appetite, and unusual bleeding or bruising. If any of these symptoms present themselves, consult a doctor right away.
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