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Lovastatin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups. You may need regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Your health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their health care professional if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

If you are going to need surgery or other procedure, tell your doctor that you are using this medicine.

This drug is only part of a total heart-health program. Your doctor or a dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet to help. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

This medicine may cause a decrease in Co-Enzyme Q-10. You should make sure that you get enough Co-Enzyme Q-10 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

chest tightness

cough

dark urine

difficult, burning, or painful urination

difficulty with moving

fever

frequent urge to urinate

headache

joint pain or swelling

lower back or side pain

muscle ache, cramp, spasm, or stiffness

muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

stuffy or runny nose

swollen joints

trouble with breathing

unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

Bloating

chills

constipation

diarrhea

difficulty swallowing

dizziness

fast heartbeat

general tiredness and weakness

hives, itching, skin rash

indigestion

light-colored stools

loss of appetite

nausea

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

upper right abdominal pain

vomiting

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Belching

bloated or full feeling

blurred vision

difficulty having a bowel movement

dizziness

excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels

heartburn

lack or loss of strength

passing gas

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

Incidence not known

Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles" , or tingling feelings

change in taste

changes to the hair or nails

confusion

decreased interest in sexual intercourse

depression

discoloration or dryness of the skin or mucous membrane

false sense of well-being

fear or nervousness

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

forgetfulness

inability to have or keep an erection

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

loss of libido

memory loss

mood swings

partial or slight paralysis of the face

personality changes

sensation of spinning

swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

tremor

trouble sleeping

unsteadiness or awkwardness

weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

white area over the eye

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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