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Can You Get Altoprev (Lovastatin) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Altoprev (Lovastatin) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Lovastatin. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Lovastatin, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Altoprev (Lovastatin)?
Lovastatin, other known as Altoprev is a statin medication that is used to help lower high cholesterol, typically used in tandem with a healthy diet and lifestyle plan.
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How Does Lovastatin Work?
Statin medications such as Lovastatin work by reducing the amount of cholesterol that is made by your liver. To help Lovastatin work better, it is recommended that you adopt a healthy diet, exercise regularly, quit smoking, and lose any excess weight if necessary. All of these lifestyle changes in combination with taking your prescription can help make Lovastatin work even better.
What is the Typical Lovastatin Dosage and Treatment?
Lovastatin is generally prescribed to be taken once a day by mouth, and typically with dinner. Dosages will vary depending on your medical history, and how well you are responding to the medication.
Lovastatin comes in different forms, immediate-release as well as extended-release.
Immediate-Release Lovastatin: Generally prescribed at an initial dose of 20 mg by mouth once a day with your evening meal. A maintenance dose may then be used at 10-80 mg by mouth once per day or taken in divided doses based on your doctor’s prescription.
Extended Release Lovastatin: The initial dose is generally 20-60 mg by mouth once a day at bedtime. Some patients start lower at 10mg. A maintenance dose is generally 10-60 mg by mouth once a day at bedtime.
Your doctor will decide which form will work best for you and your treatment plan, and prescribe the appropriate dose. Your doctor will also monitor your response to the medication and prescribe any necessary dose adjustments.
What are the Benefits of Lovastatin ?
Lovastatin can help reduce your high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which can help reduce your risk of stroke as well as heart attack.
Lovastatin is also commonly prescribed alongside dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.
What are Side Effects of Lovastatin?
Some of the reported side effects of Lovastatin include:
- Chest tightness
- Bladder pain
- Muscle cramps
- Joint pain
- Frequent urination
- Painful urination
- Runny nose
- Lower back pain
If you experience any of the above side effects, or any other uncomfortable side effects while taking Lovastatin, be sure to speak with your doctor.
What are Lovastatin Considerations and Precautions?
There are some considerations and precautions to keep in mind before taking Lovastatin. With any new medication, you will want to go over your medical history with your doctor and be sure to bring to their attention if you have or have had any of the following conditions:
- Liver disease
- Renal dysfunction or impairment
- Metabolic disorders
- Alcohol abuse
Note: It is also recommended that a liver function test be performed in those with a history of liver disease before prescribing Lovastatin, or if a patient is being prescribed 40 or more mg of Lovastatin or any other time as directed by a doctor.
What are Potential Lovastatin Drug Interactions?
Before taking any new medication, be sure to speak with your doctor about any other medication you are taking, including any type of supplements. Not all medications can be combined.
Some of the drugs that may interact with Lovastatin include:
This is not an all-inclusive list. Speak with your doctor about all the medications you are taking, so your doctor can decide if you can safely add Lovastatin to your treatment plan.
Can You Request a Lovastatin Prescription Online?
If you have high cholesterol or high triglyceride levels, Lovastatin in addition to a healthy dietary and exercise plan may be able to help improve your overall health.
You can request a prescription for Lovastatin online, though Lovastatin needs to be prescribed by a certified physician after your doctor has determined that this medication is right for you.
To get a Lovastatin prescription online, book an appointment with our trusted PlushCare doctors for an online medical consultation. You can be seen as early as today right from the comfort of your own home. PlushCare doctors will speak with you via phone or video call, can write a prescription if you qualify, and have it sent electronically to your local pharmacy for your convenience.
To get started, book an appointment today.
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