Lovastin

Lovastin

lovastatin

Manufacturer:

Y.S.P. Industries

Distributor:

Y.S.P. Industries
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Lovastatin
Indications/Uses
Reduction of elevated total & LDL cholesterol in patients w/ primary hypercholesterolaemia (types IIa & IIb), when dietary & other non-pharmacological measures alone are inadequate. Reduce elevated LDL cholesterol in patients w/ combined hypercholesterolaemia & hypertriglyceridaemia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 20 mg daily, adjusted at 4 wkly intervals to max 80 mg daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Active disease or unexplained persistent elevation of serum transaminases. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Perform liver function tests at baseline & 4-6 wkly during 1st 15 mth of therapy. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
GI discomfort, muscle cramps, myalgia, myopathy rhabdomyolysis, dizziness, headache, fatigue, sleep disorders, insomnia, rash, pruritus, blurred vision, dysgeusia, marked persistent increases of serum transminases.
Drug Interactions
Immunosuppressants, gemfibrozil, niacin, erythromycin, itraconazole, coumarin anticoagulants.
MIMS Class
Dyslipidaemic Agents
ATC Classification
C10AA02 - lovastatin ; Belongs to the class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Lovastin tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
50 × 10's
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