R.D. Hildebrand, MD; T.W. Hepperlen, MD
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
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
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Hildebrand R, Hepperlen T. Lovastatin and Hypospermia. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:549–550. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-7-549_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(7):549-550.
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only