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Lovastatin is an inexpensive drug used together with a proper diet to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels in the blood. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. Lovastatin is only available as a generic drug; all brands have been discontinued. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Compare statins.
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Is High Cholesterol Actually Bad for You?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 29, 2016

High cholesterol may be much ado about nothing, especially in older folks. A recent meta-analysis published in BMJ Open raises a strong argument that lowering LDL cholesterol in older people doesn’t help at all.

Where does this leave us? Are we over-treating millions of folks with cholesterol lowering drugs, “statins” like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin)? Let’s take a look. See More

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 01, 2015

The best treatment in diseases such as atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease, is prevention. Lifestyle changes like exercise, quitting smoking and changing your diet are an important place to start, but sometimes you just need more help.
Drugs like the statin medications work well to lower cholesterol but may come with some side effects. I am often asked by patients: what natural remedies really work to lower cholesterol?
There are some options out there, but before I show you some promising and well-studied plants that may help lower cholesterol, please remember a few things: these are unregulated and may carry issues of toxicity. See More

10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Statins

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 23, 2015

Statins are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world for a reason: they can lower your LDL cholesterol (the “bad cholesterol”) by 20 – 60%. Statins are also helpful for the prevention of heart disease in some people with high cholesterol.

Popular statin medications include generic atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) and brand-name Crestor and Livalo.

Time with your doctor can be limited, so you may not have heard all of the upsides and downsides when you were prescribed a statin. See More

What Is Rhabomyolysis, and Should You Worry About It?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 29, 2015

When you hear the phrase “a rare but serious side effect,” what comes to mind? With so many pharmaceutical commercials on television these days you may be be used to hearing that phrase.

Statins like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), and Crestor (rosuvastatin), are some of the most popular cholesterol medications, and they come with this “fine print” phrase. Statins can cause a rare but serious side effect called rhabdomyolysis. See More

Kids on Statins: Unethical or Sensible?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 09, 2015

Two very different sets of guidelines exist for when to use cholesterol lowering medications in children transitioning into adulthood. Should those aged 17 – 21 with high cholesterol be on a cholesterol-lowering drug—a statin drug? How and when to treat those younger than 40, and especially those folks 17 – 21, is not nearly as well studied as in older folks, so guidelines are based on expert recommendations from limited data in this age group. See More

Statins: Five Things You May Not Know About Your Cholesterol Med

The GoodRx Pharmacist - March 10, 2015

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors—better known as statins—are a group of medications used to treat high cholesterol. High cholesterol, if not treated with proper lifestyle modifications and/or medications, can result in life-threatening cardiovascular events like heart attack or stroke.

Your total cholesterol is made up of both “good” and “bad” parts as well as some other miscellaneous parts. The “good” part of your cholesterol is known as HDL, and the “bad” part of your cholesterol is known as LDL. See More

Generic vs Brand: How Do Cholesterol Meds Measure Up?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 04, 2014

People are more likely to take their cholesterol medication when it costs less. While this may seem obvious to you, the medical community did a study on this question to find come to that conclusion! The results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a medical journal, where they made news.

Generic medications are cheaper than brand names—so you are more likely to fill and take your statin cholesterol medication if it’s generic, and you will do better overall. See More

Hear Ye Hear Ye! Are the New Cholesterol Recommendations the Game-Changer of 2013?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 15, 2013

For the first time in a decade, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have made new recommendations for who we treat with statins for high cholesterol and toward what goal. The new guidelines are different. Here is what you need to know:

 •  Gone are the recommended LDL cholesterol targets, specifically those that ask physicians to treat patients with cardiovascular disease to less than 100 or the optional goal of less than 70. See More

Why Can’t I Have Grapefruit With My Statin?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 15, 2013

If you take a statin like Lipitor (atorvastatin) or Zocor (simvastatin) to lower your cholesterol, you’ve probably been told to avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice. You might be wondering—why? If so, here’s your answer.

Statins are metabolized in the liver by a select group of enzymes. Grapefruit can also attach to these enzymes, which can lead to decreased statin metabolism—meaning your body won’t process the medication the way it’s supposed to. See More

Stopping Statins: Eight Reasons You Should Not Stop Your Cholesterol Drug

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 23, 2013

Lifelong treatment with a medication is a tall order for some people—so it isn’t all that surprising that discontinuation rates are high for some of the most popular cholesterol medications, the statin drugs.

Why is this a problem? If you’re on a drug to lower your cholesterol, you will need to keep taking your prescription or your cholesterol will go back up. Statins in particular can help lower cholesterol up to 60%, but their effects will go away a couple of months after you stop taking them. See More

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