Lovastatin is broken down by the body and changed into an active metabolite that interrupts the body's natural production of cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme that cells use to make cholesterol. This helps prevent cholesterol and other fatty substances from building up on artery walls, which eventually can narrow the blood vessel walls and cause heart disease. Taking lovastatin is intended to reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke and angina.
- Q What are the side effects of lovastatin?
- Q What side effects does Lovastatin (Mevacor) cause?
- Q How should I take lovastatin?
- Q Is it safe to have grapefruit when on lovastatin?
- Q What should I know about lovastatin before taking it?
- Q Are there any risks in taking lovastatin?