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Altoprev: Oral tablet, extended release

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Available Strengths
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Altoprev 20mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
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Altoprev 40mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 40 
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Altoprev 60mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 60 
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Altoprev 20mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
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Altoprev 40mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 40 
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Altoprev 60mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 60 
How This Drug Works
Statins
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there's a lower risk for plaque buildup.
Statins are a group of drugs that lower cholesterol levels. <br><br>Both &#34;good&#34; and &#34;bad&#34; cholesterol are produced in your liver. <br><br>Bad cholesterol, also called LDL, is made by combining fats with proteins. <br><br>An enzyme called HMG&#45;CoA reductase makes this happen. <br><br>Although cholesterol is required for normal body functions, too much LDL causes arteries to narrow by forming plaque Statins work by blocking the enzyme that makes LDL cholesterol.  By reducing bad cholesterol there&#39;s a lower risk for plaque buildup. This leads to fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other health problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Altoprev: Oral tablet, extended release

What is this medicine?

LOVASTATIN (LOE va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Altoprev: Oral tablet, extended release
Usage by Gender
56.06%
43.94%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.0%
1.52%
31.82%
66.67%
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