Altoprev Oral Tablet, Extended Release 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Altoprev: Oral tablet, extended release (20mg)

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Altoprev 20mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
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Altoprev 20mg ER Tab
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
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Altoprev 20mg ER Tab

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.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Altoprev: Oral tablet, extended release(20mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
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Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 596300628
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Myocardial Infarction Prophylaxis, Atherosclerosis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Stroke Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Avoid excessive humidity
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_7612.JPG
Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
Shape: round
Color: orange
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Shionogi Pharma, Inc.
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
Shape: round
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet

Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Disease Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Immune-mediated Necrotizing Myopathy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Cancer Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Death Of Liver Tissue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.1-1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Irritation Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Itching Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
0.5-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
0.5-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
0.6-1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.8-1.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
0.9-1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-1.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
1.2-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
1.8-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.9-2.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
2.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
2.0-3.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0-2.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
2.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
2.1-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
3.7-4.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet(Lovastatin)
Grapefruit juice and Lovastatin(Lovastatin)
Side effects from lovastatin may get worse if you drink grapefruit juice. Do not take lovastatin with grapefruit juice. Discuss with your health care provider why lovastatin and grapefruit juice should not be taken together. Orange juice is safe to drink with lovastatin. Contact your prescriber immediately if you experience unexplained muscle aches, muscle pain or tenderness, general weakness or fatigue, side or back pain, or decreased urination while taking lovastatin.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet(Lovastatin)
Alcohol and Lovastatin(Lovastatin)
In some individuals, Lovastatin and other "statin" type drugs can decrease the function of the liver. The use of alcohol or alchohol-containing beverages can increase the risk of side effects to the liver from Lovastatin. It is best to avoid or limit the use of alcohol-containing beverages during therapy with Lovastatin. Your prescriber may periodically order certain laboratory blood tests to check the function of the liver while you are receiving Lovastatin therapy.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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