Email bookmark
Font : A-A+

  Lochol is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, prescribed for high cholesterol.  It reduces the production of certain fatty substances in the body.

Drug information on   Lochol (Lovastatin) from Micro Labs Ltd (B & B)

  Lochol

  Tablet  
Micro Labs Ltd (B & B)
Generic : Lovastatin
 25.00
10mg
10
Medindia currently has information on 3061 generic drugs and 110,010 brands that have their prices listed. New drugs with their prices are listed as and when they get approved by the drug controller. Please do write to us (info@medindia.net) if a drug is missing from our comprehensive drug price list.

Medical Condition(s) for which   Lochol may be prescribed


Side effects of   Lochol

   Body As a Whole : Weakness.

   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, non- fatal liver failure, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence and nausea.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps, muscle pain, Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy (IMNM).

   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, cognitive impairment (e.g., memory loss, forgetfulness, amnesia, memory impairment, confusion) and headache.

   Skin : Rash.

   Special Senses : Blurred vision.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended dose range is 10-80 mg daily at bedtime.

How to use   Lochol?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is   Lochol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, elevated liver enzymes level, pregnancy, lactation and hypersensitivity.
It should not be co-administered with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors.

Warnings and Precautions for   Lochol

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, alcoholism, who had an organ transplant or surgery, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly and children.

• It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Monitor blood cholesterol level, liver function tests and creatine phosphokinase (CPK) blood levels regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for   Lochol

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for   Lochol

Store it at room temperature (20-25°C). Store this medication away from light and out the reach of children.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



Disclaimer : The Price of the drugs indicated above may not match the actual price at which they are sold. Prices can change depending on many factors, including GST. These are only approximate indicative prices of the drug.
Buy Medicines (Drug) at Concessional Price from India
Substitutes for   Lochol

View all

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor