R.D. Hildebrand, MD; T.W. Hepperlen, MD
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To the Editor: We report a potential adverse effect of lovastatin (Mevacor, Merek & Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania). We treated our patient, a 38-year-old man, with lovastatin for hyperlipidemia. His past medical history was remarkable for possible sarcoid in his lungs, but this disease had never been diagnosed, and the symptoms and findings had all dissipated 3 or 4 years before our evaluation; otherwise, the patient's history was negative.
The patient had a healthy child, and family history was unremarkable for hyperlipidemia. The patient tried diet modification but did not bring his cholesterol levels down from 261 mg/dL. As
Hildebrand R, Hepperlen T. Lovastatin and Hypospermia. Ann Intern Med. ;112:549–550. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-7-549_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(7):549-550.
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