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  1. Doctors are not pshyologists!!!!!
    ... purported dietary supplement product that contains lovastatin , the active ingredient present in the prescription ... that Pharmanex, in marketing Cholestin, was marketing lovastatin , an article approved as a new drug that was not before ... means that, under DSHEA, red yeast rice containing lovastatin is regulated as a drug and not a dietary supplement ... If the ingredient in Red Yeast Rice is identical to lovastatin then it has already been approved through Stage 3...

  2. Tricor and Rhabdomyolysis - HELP!!!!!!!!
    ... page for Tricor: "Rhabdomyolysis has occurred when lovastatin was administered in combined therapy with gemfibrozil...

General Health board

  1. Please Please Please Let Me Eat Grapefruit!!! :)
    ... haloperidol indinavir lercanidipine lidocaine lovastatin midazolam methadone nelfinavir nifedipine nicardipine...

  2. Please read if you consume grapefruit juice
    ... (Versed®), cyclosporin (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), lovastatin (Mevacor®), simvastatin (Zocor®), and caffeine. ... (Versed®), cyclosporin (Sandimmune®, Neoral®), lovastatin (Mevacor®), pravastatin (Pravachol®), and caffeine...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. Luvox, Flexeril, Provigil, Indomethacin
    ... metabolism (e.g., buspirone, cyclosporine, felodipine, lovastatin , midazolam, nifedipine, nisoldipine, saquinavir, simvastati...

  2. Cholesterol Meds Causing Pain?
    ... simply try the patient on another Statin drug, just as lovastatin , Zocor, Lipitor, Vytorin, etc. Other doctors use...

Arthritis board

  1. Finally....a diagnosis
    ... lumbar spine. Tylenol is helping and I am back on lovastatin . Janice...

Aneurysm board

  1. Grandmothers Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm is 7.5 cm big!
    ... because of the condition or the increase in her meds Lovastatin for her high blood pressure..................

Muscular Dystrophy board

  1. hurting
    ... damage may result from combining gemfibrozil with lovastatin , for instance, both used to treat high cholesterol...

Neuropathy board

  1. Any advice on Specialists and/or Hospitals
    ... Hydralazine ,Perhexiline # Drugs to lower cholesterol- Lovastatin (Mevacor), Indapamid (Lozol], Gemfibrozil (Lopid)...

  2. I wore tight shoes and now have peripheral neuropathy please help
    ... started getting symptoms of neuropathy after being on Lovastatin for a few months. I don't take any statin drugs now ... lucky me!) Statin drugs include but are not limited to Lovastatin , Lipitor, etc. Something to consider..? Neuropathy...

  3. Lipitor
    ... it might be worth looking into. I ended up taking lovastatin , not because I have ever had high cholesterol, because...

  4. Leg problems
    ... will. I take atenolol, HCTZ, Lisinipril, and lovastatin for my rapid heartbeat and hypertension. I have to...

  5. Neuropathy - FYI Pill regiment
    ... per day at night {new pill} I took the patient off Lovastatin and will try to regulate cholesterol via natural methods ... little bit? Pills removed from the regiment are; * Lovastatin *Two vicodin pills Pills added to the regimen are...

Parkinson's Disease board

  1. drug interactions causing Parkinson's symptoms?
    ... Metoproldtartrate - for high blood pressure Lovastatin - cholesetrol Arthrotec - arthritis Captopril...

Exercise & Fitness board

  1. Arm Pain, Lipitor, Love Handles
    ... The weight of my head/pillow on it hurts! 2) I take Lovastatin , the generic of Lipitor for my chloresterol - about...

Vitamins & Supplements board

  1. Supplements and Rx meds
    ... Atorvastatin, Doxorubicin, Fluvastatin, Gemfibrozil, Lovastatin , Perphe****ne, Pravastatin, Propranolol, Simvastatin...

Weight Loss board

  1. Using Cholesterol Medicine to Lose Weight
    ... constant since college days. I first started taking lovastatin for cholesterol problems about 2 years ago. I took ... lbs. Then I read an article that described how lovastatin had a half-life of about 3 hours. My theory is that ... to 170 lbs (below were I was when I started taking lovastatin 2 yrs ago). On my last cholesterol test, the numbers...

Bowel Disorders board

  1. loose stools
    ... Overall good health, eat good. 54 years old, 210 lbs, on lovastatin for cholesterol, no other meds. Any ideas?? Appreciate...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. hypothyroidism & Cholesterol
    ... points on its own. At that point, I had to go on Lovastatin and it is now 220. I haven't heard from the GP doctor ... cholesterol levels, he may want to increase my dosage of lovastatin . From what I hear, this is a very common problem...

Angina board

  1. Angina
    ... or whatever statin goes generic first! (looks like lovastatin [Mevachor] in 2 years)...there's even talk of OTC...

Heart Disorders board

  1. What can I do to improve this?
    ... be a good idea if Lipitor gave you trouble...like lovastatin or pravistatin. In any case start with the smallest...

  2. Pacemaker replacement
    ... and heart failure and takes Tenormin, Coumadin and Lovastatin . The doctor has said that if the Tenormin does not...

  3. went to a new cardio today
    ... get it down. I'm proof. They wanted to put me on Lovastatin , but I wanted to see if I could do it with diet and...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. Kidneys and Meds
    ... alcohol amphetamines haloperidol cocaine heroin lovastatin opioid analgesics and others These are only several...

  2. BYSTOLIC (Nebivolol) - New Hypertensive(Beta Blocker)Medication
    ... did not give me the muscle aches. PRAVACHOL ZOCOR, LOVASTATIN are the only (NATURAL - Red yeast) statins proven...
    ... Statins I mentioned are all approved FDA drugs. MEVACOR ( Lovastatin ) was the very first statin drug on the market to be...

  3. Monotherapy
    ... I've also determined that the peak BP lowering of lovastatin occurs almost precisely 2 hours after dosing! ... monotherapy because I have gout (take allopurinol) and lovastatin is uricosuric. It also RAISES potassium rather than...

High Cholesterol board

  1. Bad side effects with Lovastatin
    ... I'm glad this didn't start after months of taking Lovastatin ; I've read that some people never completely recover...

  2. Consumerlabs report - RYR
    ... Natural Balance, and VegLife contained levels of lovastatin within the range that the FDA considers naturally...

  3. Fenofibrate for Triglycrides?
    ... control of triglycerides in his blood. He also takes Lovastatin for cholesterol control and the Mayo Clinic, (on their...

  4. muscle aches / statins
    ... are both forms of statins (Zocor in Vytorin, natural Lovastatin in red yeast rice)....

  5. Welchol for high triglycerides?
    ... 400 with a vege diet and fish pills. My dr. tried lovastatin 4 months ago, but it raised my liver numbers. He wants...

  6. The results are in............
    ... few milligrams. can lower cholesterol on par with a Lovastatin dose of 40mg. (Which you can now verify.) RYR, like...

  7. New study for red rice people
    ... rescription product out of Xuezhikang, instead of using the lovastatin component only. If a drug company can make a prescription...
    ... remember correctly 5.6mg of what you know as natural Lovastatin , reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by 45%...

  8. need advice, please
    ... for many years. Started with Lipitor, ended with Lovastatin . Had been having pains in buttocks and legs for...

  9. Red yeast info + questions (long post)
    ... so concerned about safety regarding monocolin K ( lovastatin ), as past studies with RYR show it's very safe. And...

  10. Numbness and Pain in Arms/Hands w/ Statin
    ... years after my station dose was upped to 40 mg. ( lovastatin ). I have told 3 different doctors that I thought ... 72 years old and this is expected. I stopped my lovastatin 2 weeks ago, and am awaiting blood results. I see...

  11. Lipitor!!
    ... Consider a different statin, such as Zocor or Lovastatin (prescription version of red yeast rice). Lovastatin...

  12. wanna know about CoQ10 ?
    ... I take 10mg of lovastatin and 500mg of Niaspan each night before bedtime. I...
    ... [QUOTE=mike_i;3479460]I take 10mg of lovastatin and 500mg of Niaspan each night before bedtime. I...

  13. 607 Triglycerides!
    ... he said not to take it. This was when he had me on Lovastatin . Lovastatin almost doubled my liver numbers so he...
    ... SGPT) 65 Reference 9-60 My doctor took me off the Lovastatin because of the liver numbers. I'll be seeing him in...

  14. Higher cholesterol
    ... liver numbers were higher. He thinks it's from the lovastatin he prescribed. Is this possible, can a statin actually...
    ... doctor said he would prescribe something else than Lovastatin next month. I asked him about Niacin and he said not...
    ... doctor said he would prescribe something else than Lovastatin next month. I asked him about Niacin and he said not...

  15. I'm a rice and potato junky!
    ... steak 4 times a week. The only medication I'm on is Lovastatin for my cholesterol. I asked him about niacin, but...

  16. Zhibituo vs. Xuezhikang RYR
    ... activity than 40 milligrams of the pharmaceutical form of Lovastatin without all the side effects....

  17. Cholesterol results
    ... time as you cut out red meat, you also start taking Lovastatin and getting more exercise, how will you know what...
    ... time as you cut out red meat, you also start taking Lovastatin and getting more exercise, how will you know what...

  18. When can I take Niaspan
    ... Niaspan instead of at bedtime. Im aleady taking Lovastatin - 40mg Cartia - 180mg Atenolol - 20 or 40mg Warfarin...

  19. High Niacin dosage lowering LDL
    ... The FDA claims that these 3 brands contain too much lovastatin , and were probably enhanced with it. They were worried...
    ... The FDA claims that these 3 brands contain too much lovastatin , and were probably enhanced with it. They were worried...

  20. Red yeast capsules what do they do
    ... significant quantites of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor lovastatin (mevinolin) or monacolin K, a naturally-occurring ... well, if not better than RYR preparations containing Lovastatin (Monacolin K). Two that I personally know that definitely ... for 'Monancolin K' and named it's artifical version, Lovastatin , we will not know. Lord Taff of Puffin Island....
    ... significant quantites of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor lovastatin (mevinolin) or monacolin K, a naturally-occurring ... well, if not better than RYR preparations containing Lovastatin (Monacolin K). Two that I personally know that definitely ... for 'Monancolin K' and named it's artifical version, Lovastatin , we will not know. Lord Taff of Puffin Island....

  21. Back on statins
    ... lumbar spine. Tylenol is helping and I am back on lovastatin . Thanks to all for your help. Janice...

  22. New Numbers.....YIKES....help
    ... was causing my pain. Secondly, he wants me back on lovastatin immediately. Hold onto your hats...here are my new ... ratio 5.8 I am now taking 40 mg lovastatin . I have increased my fish oil to 3 times a day....
    ... JanD, I would be cautious about taking Niacin and Lovastatin together. Both are toxic to the liver, and you may...

  23. question regarding ryr to lovastatin
    ... Hindy, keep in mind that " Lovastatin " (a.k.a. Mevacor) the prescription drug manufactured...
    ... wonder why the doctor was so insistant that I switch to lovastatin when I had no side effects with the ryr and my tc...
    ... wonder why the doctor was so insistant that I switch to lovastatin when I had no side effects with the ryr and my tc...

  24. At Last!! The winning formula.
    ... it comes in, with RYR. FYI: RYR is not a statin. Lovastatin is a synthetic copy of one of the by-products of RYR...

  25. RYR and muscle aches?
    ... down using RYR. Since RYR contains a small amount of lovastatin that is naturally occuring, does this mean I won't...

  26. FDA and RYR
    ... unauthorized drug) I'm a little confused. I thought Lovastatin was naturaly occuring in RYR and the drug companies ... past required the supplement companies to remove the lovastatin from their RYR products and has recently sampled some ... products and found they contained Lovastatin . I wonder if the RYR products will be of any benifit...

  27. niacin (advicor) dry mouth
    ... after all, Advicor is an extended-release niacin / lovastatin combination and likely has it's own unique side effects...

  28. Newbie here
    ... with leg pains with statins. I was taking 20 mg of lovastatin , then upped to 40 mg. and Zetia was also added. ... Started to get bad leg pains. Told to stop lovastatin and only take the Zetia...still the pains, doctor...

  29. Anyone successfully lower cholesterol by diet and exercise?
    ... warning was that it was because the RYR contained lovastatin ! :) The ever vigilant FDA is protecting our interests...
    ... warning was that it was because the RYR contained lovastatin ! :) The ever vigilant FDA is protecting our interests...
    ... warning was that it was because the RYR contained lovastatin ! :) The ever vigilant FDA is protecting our interests...
    ... Lord Taff, RYR can be sold in the US (and Canada with lovastatin ). Unfortunately, the FDA now is starting to monitor ... RYR for lovastatin to protect us wretches from the low dose statin we...
    ... Lord Taff, RYR can be sold in the US (and Canada with lovastatin ). Unfortunately, the FDA now is starting to monitor ... RYR for lovastatin to protect us wretches from the low dose statin we...

  30. Red Yeast Rice
    ... Have read up on RYR and it does not contain JUST lovastatin as in prescription drug version of lovastatin. It...

  31. Taking niacin with a statin?
    ... was a little confused when I just read that taking lovastatin at does higher than 20 mg. per day should not be used...

  32. I'm new here with high cholesterol - please help
    ... grapefruit juice interacts with the small amount of lovastatin that is naturally occuring in the RYR and if drunk...
    ... the popular statin drug with the active ingredient " lovastatin ". The lovastatin in Mevacor is highly purified and ... capsule of Hypocol contains less than 2.4 mg. of lovastatin whereas tablets of Mevacor contain 10 mg. or more...
    ... contain too much or NONE of the acive ingredient, lovastatin . If I am taking a potent med, I want to know EXACTLY ... choice. I think if someone feels he needs 5 mg. of lovastatin , the wisest approach is to take 1/2 of a 10 mg. lovastatin ... pill rather than take 2 RYR and HOPE. (I think the lovastatin might even be CHEAPER.) Remember too, "Natural...
    ... 51 cents for one 600 mg capsule equaling 2.4 mg. of lovastatin or 21 cents per milligram. Lovastatin ... one 10 mg. tablet or 8 cents per miligram. The lovastatin price was from a random online pharmacy....
    ... cholesterol lowering properties than just due to it's lovastatin concentration. This been attributed to the presence...
    ... drugs so for grins I priced their BIG bottle of 40 mg. lovastatin . The 180 tablet bottle of 40 mg. lovastatin sells...
    ... 600 mg? That is what I bought, not sure how much Lovastatin it contains though. Anyone know about Nature Bounty...
    ... also claimed to have many medicinal powers.From this, Lovastatin - a monaconlin - was first isolated in the rice by ... drug and violating their patent!!! Merck's patent on lovastatin did not apply to natural products but they saw the...

  33. anyone experience side effects from lovastatin?
    ... I have been on lovastatin (Mevacor) for 9 months with no side effects. It is ... simvastatin), Lipitor, and Crestor are much stronger than lovastatin . My guess is that you will probaly have similar side...
    ... to go near Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor. What dose lovastatin are you taking? Is your fatigue abating after, what...
    ... stopped for a while, then the doc tried me on the lovastatin . It probably isnt the statins, because even though...

  34. Hypocol vs. WelChol
    ... RYR is a weak statin ( lovastatin ) that is available over the counter..it works in the...

  35. Should I take Lipitor?
    ... months thus much cheaper. I personally take 20 mg Lovastatin . Fortunately for me, my Doc preferred a weaker generic...
    ... with us a long long time, the first one, Mercks's lovastatin , called MEVACOR, only got FDA approval in 1987. It...

  36. Meds vs diet changes vs vitamins/minerals?
    ... Red Yeast Rice. Its contains approximately 2.4 mg lovastatin per 600 mg Red Yeast Rice....

  37. Red Yeast Rice
    ... does contain a small amount of naturally occuring Lovastatin which means that if one decides to take RYR, he or...
    ... certain concentration of monacolin K (monacolin K is lovastatin , which is believed to be the major cholesterol-lowering...

  38. Quit Lipitor - Cholesterol sky high
    ... you overweight? Red yeast rice is a weak statin, lovastatin , and you can try it if you wish, but judging your...

  39. Help!! I am falling apart!!
    ... everything is extremely high. My doctor put me on Lovastatin 40mg and told me to find a good low cholesterol diet...

  40. New..Just diagnosed, a few questions???
    ... caused by something else. And he prescribed me 10mg of Lovastatin . Neither of my parents have had issues with cholesterol...
    ... differently to ascertain which results are do SOLELY to the lovastatin ....

  41. My drug plan
    ... pay ($5). The ones they have listed are Simvastatin, Lovastatin , and Pravastatin. I dont have any side effects...
    ... wouldn't consider the other choices (pravastatin or lovastatin ) because they are much weaker than the simvastatin...

  42. High Colesterol and red yeast rice
    ... nuway, Red Yeast Rice IS a statin...low dose lovastatin . (Lipex is simvastatin, a stronger statin.)...

  43. Cholesterol too low?
    ... His doctor has him taking Niaspan (1500 mg.) and Lovastatin (40 mg.) The doctor recently increased the dosage...
    ... A Test by Weitz-Schmidt and coworkers modified lovastatin (therefore making a desinger drug). Their drug completely...

  44. New test numbers
    ... did you decide on the dosage? Catherine, I was on Lovastatin and had many terrible side effects so I went on the...

  45. So tell me the lesser of 2 evils...
    ... insurance and they won't cover Lipitor without a trial of Lovastatin ) and my overall is 134, my LDL is 68, not sure what ... I started searching for potential side effects of Lovastatin and I found this board and it literally scared the ... months, and if it's bad then I might just try the Lovastatin and see how that flies. I'm not completely anti-statin...
    ... being natural doesn't work, back to the Lipitor. Or Lovastatin actually. Oh and NOTHING against Mandy Patinkin...
    ... I was on Lovastatin for a year, and it did absolutely nothing for me....

  46. Muscle Pain (Lenin Help)
    ... it possible that muscle pain can increase even if Lovastatin was discontinued one month ago? Lovastatin was taken...
    ... it possible that muscle pain can increase even if Lovastatin was discontinued one month ago? Lovastatin was taken...
    ... I have been on lovastatin for 5 months and quit it all together last May due ... this he didnt want to say that this pain was from lovastatin . I will not take any statins again. The only relief...
    ... it possible that muscle pain can increase even if Lovastatin was discontinued one month ago? Lovastatin was taken...
    ... it possible that muscle pain can increase even if Lovastatin was discontinued one month ago? Lovastatin was taken...
    ... with statins. :( CoQ10: Since you've stopped the lovastatin a month ago,there seems little reason that CoQ-10...

  47. pain!!!
    ... I was on my lovastatin for 5 months. Then I stopped completely. Doctor ... would not believe that the pain was from the lovastatin He wanted to put me on something else I told him...

  48. Tricor
    ... on Zocor for about a year, and year before that on Lovastatin and have had good results with my total choleterol...
    ... on Zocor for about a year, and year before that on Lovastatin and have had good results with my total choleterol...


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