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Brand Name: Mevacor
Name: Lovastatin

Pregnancy Category X

Drug classes of Mevacor

Therapeutic actions of Mevacor

Inhibits the enzyme that catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the cholesterol synthesis pathway, resulting in a decrease in serum  cholesterol, serum LDL's (the lipids associated with the development of coronary artery disease), and either an increase or no change in serum HDL's (the lipids associated with decreased risk of CAD).

Indications of Mevacor

Treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia Adjunctive treatment of type II hyperlipidemia Unlabeled use-diabetic dyslipidemia, nephrotic hyperlipidemia

Contraindications/cautions of Mevacor

Contraindicated in the presence of allergy to Mevacor, fungal byproducts, pregnancy.

Use caution in the presence of impaired hepatic function, cataracts, and lactation.

Adverse effects of Mevacor

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