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Lovalip 10 mg Tablet

Manufactured byCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsLovastatin
Description
Lovalip 10 mg Tablet is a medicine that is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. It is also used in the treatment of long-term heart problems and stroke. Moreover, this medicine is used in reducing the amount of cholesterol also in children between 10 to 17 years of age suffering from hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disorder that results in high levels of harmful cholesterol in the blood). Lovalip 10 mg Tablet shows some common side effects like headache, nausea, diarrhoea/constipation, indigestion, muscle pain, stuffy nose, etc. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist for a long time or bother you. Consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reaction to it. Lovalip 10 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Take it at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of this medicine in your body. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor as abrupt stopping may cause a sudden increase in your blood cholesterol levels, worsening your condition and increasing your risk of serious heart conditions. Lovalip 10 mg Tablet may not be suitable for all people. It is not recommended if you have liver problems. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as this medicine may alter your blood sugar levels. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before starting the treatment with this medicine. A healthy lifestyle with no smoking, proper diet and regular exercise should be maintained besides taking this medicine to ensure better results.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lovalip 10 mg Tablet

  • Muscle pain
  • Bladder pain
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Lovalip 10 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for Lovalip 10 mg Tablet to start showing its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Lovalip 10 mg Tablet remains active in your body is about 5 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment with Lovalip 10 mg Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Lovalip 10 mg Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Lovalip 10 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are pregnant as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Lovalip 10 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk and may harm your infant. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Lovalip 10 mg Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, swelling/itching (especially in the face/throat/tongue), sneezing, breathing difficulty etc., after taking this medicine.

Liver disease

Lovalip 10 mg Tablet is broken down and absorbed in your liver. This medicine is not recommended for use if you have pre-existing liver problems as it may lead to the accumulation of Lovalip 10 mg Tablet and increase the risk of side effects. It may also cause further liver damage.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Lovalip 10 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are pregnant as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Lovalip 10 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk and may harm your infant. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Cognitive impairment

Lovalip 10 mg Tablet can cause forgetfulness, memory loss and confusion. These side effects are reversible once the medicine is stopped.

Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

Lovalip 10 mg Tablet may increase the risk of Myopathy (a condition that affects the muscles that control voluntary movements of your body) and Rhabdomyolysis which is a muscular disease. The risk of causing Myopathy is higher in old people, and hence it should be used with caution.

Paediatric use

The safety and efficacy of Lovalip 10 mg Tablet have not been studied in children less than 10 years of age.

Increased liver enzyme levels

Lovalip 10 mg Tablet may increase the levels of liver enzymes in your body. Hence, use this medicine with caution if you have a history of liver problems. Your doctor may suggest tests to periodically monitor your liver enzyme levels while taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Do not skip any dose of Lovalip 10 mg Tablet. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Lovalip 10 mg Tablet, seek immediate medical help.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment with Lovalip 10 mg Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
Interaction with Medicine

Erythromycin

Warfarin

Colchicine

Ciprofloxacin

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Cimetidine

Ritonavir

Ezetimibe

Azithromycin

Hydroxychloroquine

Amlodipine

Ketoconazole

Disease interactions

Liver disease

Lovalip 10 mg Tablet is broken down and absorbed in your liver. This medicine is not recommended for use if you have pre-existing liver problems as it may lead to the accumulation of Lovalip 10 mg Tablet and increase the risk of side effects. It may also cause further liver damage.

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition caused by muscle breakdown that results in the release of a protein called myoglobin into the blood. This may lead to complications like kidney damage. Use Lovalip 10 mg Tablet with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may further worsen your condition. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms like muscle pain, weakness, fever, dark/reddish urine, etc. Your doctor may suggest tests to periodically monitor the creatine phosphokinase levels (high levels of this enzyme indicate muscle injury) while taking this medicine.

Diabetes

Use Lovalip 10 mg Tablet with caution if you have diabetes as this medicine may alter the blood sugar levels. Your doctor may monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while you are on treatment with this medicine.
Food interactions
Grapefruit juice can significantly increase the blood levels of Lovalip 10 mg Tablet. Any symptoms of tenderness, weakness, dark coloured urine should be reported to the doctor.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Lovalip 10 mg Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not break or chew the tablet in your mouth. Avoid taking more or fewer doses than prescribed. Avoid taking Lovalip 10 mg Tablet with grapefruit juice as it may increase the risk of side effects. Lovalip 10 mg Tablet may increase your risk of muscle damage. Hence, consult your doctor if you experience muscle pain/tenderness. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly to get the maximum benefit from the treatment. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that the unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken at bedtime only

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Lovalip 10 mg Tablet works by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in your body and effectively reducing your blood cholesterol levels.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Statins

Schedule

Schedule H

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