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Mevacor (Lovastatin)

Mevacor (Lovastatin) LOE-va-sta-tin Classification: HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors IFU: High blood Pressure Action: High cholesterol in certain patients. Dosage: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg Route: P.O. Adverse Reaction: Bladder pain, bloody or cloudy urine, chest tightness, Headache, joint pain, lower back or side pain, muscle aching, cramps, spasms, 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 Interactions: Boceprevir: Not recommended. May significantly increase the blood levels of lovastatin. Increase the side effects such as liver damage and a rare but serious condition called rhabdomyolysis that involves the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. Page 111

Micardis (Telmisartan) Page 112 TEL-mi-SAR-tan Classification: angiotensin II receptor antagonist IFU: High blood pressure, reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or death Action: Telmisartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Dosage: 20 mg, tablet Route: P.O. Adverse Reaction: Abdominal or stomach pain, back pain, bloating or gas, changes in appetite, Coughing, Diarrhea, dry mouth, ear pain or hearing problems, Fever, general tiredness or weakness, Headache, Heartburn, increased sweating, muscle pain or spasm, Nausea, Nervousness, runny or stuffy nose, Sneezing, sore throat Interactions: Accupril: Using quinapril together with telmisartan may increase the risk of side effects such as low blood pressure, kidney function impairment, and a condition called hyperkalemia (high blood potassium). In severe cases, hyperkalemia can lead to kidney failure, muscle paralysis, irregular heart rhythm, and cardiac arrest.

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