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    Generic for Mevacor
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Do you need a prescription for lovastatin?

Yes, lovastatin is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is lovastatin without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase lovastatin, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for lovastatin in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a lovastatin savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your lovastatin with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a lovastatin coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide lovastatin coupons or FREE lovastatin samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for lovastatin in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much lovastatin?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using lovastatin. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much lovastatin. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

US brand name of lovastatin and manufacturer

Lovastatin is available in the US under the brand names Altoprev and Mevacor.

UK brand name of lovastatin and manufacturer

Lovastatin is not available in the UK.

Prescription requirement for lovastatin

Lovastatin is a prescription medication in the US. It is not available over the counter and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.

FDA approval of lovastatin

Lovastatin has received FDA approval for the treatment of high cholesterol levels, including primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia. It is indicated for use in conjunction with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.

Is lovastatin available in the UK on NHS?

Lovastatin is not available on the NHS in the UK.

Mechanism of action

Lovastatin belongs to a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. It works by inhibiting an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a key role in the production of cholesterol in the liver. By blocking this enzyme, lovastatin helps reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in the blood and increases the levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL).

Uses of lovastatin

Lovastatin is primarily used for the treatment of high cholesterol levels. It is indicated for the following purposes:

  • Lowering LDL cholesterol levels: Lovastatin is effective in reducing LDL cholesterol, which is known as “bad” cholesterol. Lowering LDL cholesterol can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke
  • Increasing HDL cholesterol levels: Lovastatin may also increase HDL cholesterol, which is considered “good” cholesterol. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease

Dosage of lovastatin

The dose of lovastatin will vary depending on the individual patient’s cholesterol levels, response to treatment, and other factors. It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider.

Precautions and contraindications for lovastatin

  • Lovastatin should not be used in individuals who have a known allergy to the medication or any of its components
  • It is important to inform your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions, especially liver disease or kidney disease
  • Lovastatin may interact with certain medications, including some antibiotics, antifungal medications, and certain heart medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking to avoid potential interactions
  • Lovastatin may cause muscle-related side effects, including muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. In rare cases, it may lead to a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis, which can cause kidney damage. Seek medical attention if you experience any unusual muscle symptoms
  • Lovastatin may also have an impact on liver function, and periodic monitoring of hepatic enzymes may be recommended

Is it safe with breastfeeding?

It is not known if lovastatin passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding while using lovastatin is not recommended. Speak to a healthcare professional before breast-feeding.

Side effects of lovastatin

Common side effects of lovastatin may include muscle pain, joint pain, headache, and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, or constipation. It may also cause liver enzyme abnormalities or changes in blood sugar levels. It is important to discuss any persistent or severe adverse effects with your healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Lovastatin may have drug interactions with certain medications, including:

  • Certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin
  • Antifungal medications such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole
  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin
  • Fibrates such as gemfibrozil
  • HIV protease inhibitors
  • Amiodarone
  • Cobicistat
  • Colchicine
  • Ranolazine
  • Cyclosporine, danazol, diltiazem, verapamil
  • Nefazodone
  • Antivirals such as ritonavir, boceprevir, telaprevir
  • Grapefruit juice

It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, supplements and herbal remedies, to avoid potential interactions.

Similar drugs to lovastatin

Other statins, such as atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin may be used as alternatives to help reduce lipid levels.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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