Q2 Lovastatin (Mevacor)Atorvastatin(Lipitor) Simvastatin (Zocor)

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Q2 Lovastatin (Mevacor)Atorvastatin(Lipitor) Simvastatin (Zocor)
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  1. What is the med class for lovastation(Mevacor), atrovastatin ( Lipitor), and simvastatin (Aocor)
    • Antilipemic
    • HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
  2. What are the indications for lovastatin, atrovastatin, and simvastatin
    • Types IIa/IIb Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypercholesterolemia
  3. How does Mevacor, Lipitor, and Zocor work
    Block the enzyme HMG-CoA which is needed to synthesize cholesterol in liver
  4. Which statin is the most effective to lower triglycerides
    atrovastatin(Lipitor)
  5. Contraindications of lovastatin(Mevacor), atrovastatin(Lipitor), simvastatin(Zocor)
    • Allergy
    • Pregnancy
    • Liver disease
    • Elevated liver enzymes
  6. Side effects of lovastatin(mevacor), atrovastatin(Lipitor), simvastatin(Zocor)
    • CNS-HA, dizzy, blurred vision, fatigue, nightmares,insomnia
    • GI-constipation, diarrhea, nausea, bowel changes, GI upset
    • Other-myalgias, rash, myopathy (rhabdomyolysis)
    • Renal damage
    • Elevation of liver enzyme(monitor)
  7. Interactions w/lovastatin(Mevacor), atrovastatin(Lipitor), simvastatin(Zocor)
    • Grapefruit juice
    • anticoagulants
    • Antilipemic
    • antidiabetic, insulin
    • Erythromiacin
    • Niacin
  8. How long for S&S to improve when taking lovastatin, atrovastatin, simvastatin
    6-8wks
  9. How does lovastatin(Mevacor) atrovastatin(Lipitor) and simvastastin(Zocor) effect cholesterol levels
    • ↓LDL 30-40%
    • ↑ HDL 2-15%
    • ↓Triglycerides 10-30%
  10. Which drug is the most effective at lowering triglycerides
    atrovastatin(Lipitor)
  11. What is the route for lovastatin(Mevacor), atrovastatin(Lipitor), and simvastatin(Zocor)
    PO

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