Drug Details

Generic Name:

Therapeutic Class:

High Cholesterol



Common Brands:


Oral tablet, extended release

LOVASTATIN (LOE va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or ''statin''. It lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.