What is lovastatin?
Lovastatin is a prescription medication that is used in combination with a healthy diet to help lower LDL Cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) and triglycerides and to raise HDL Cholesterol levels (‘good’ cholesterol). Restructuring the cholesterol produced by the body decreases the risk of heart disease and helps to prevent cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks.
Using lovastatin and improving your diet are effective ways to achieve healthy cholesterol levels. However, other lifestyle changes such as getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and abstaining from smoking will help to make this treatment more effective.