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
Covis Pharma
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
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Altoprev 20mg ER Tab
COVIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
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Altoprev 20mg ER Tab
COVIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 

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
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Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 705150628
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




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

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

Storage Information
Avoid excessive humidity
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet
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Covis Pharma
Pill Identification: LOGO 20 
Shape: round
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Altoprev 20mg Extended-Release Tablet

Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Liver Disease Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Death Of Liver Tissue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Immune-mediated Necrotizing Myopathy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Cancer 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
Eye Irritation Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Paresthesias Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
0.5-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Hair Loss Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
0.5-2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
0.5-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
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
Stomach Pain Incidence:
2.0-2.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
2.0-3.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
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 5 - Avoid Use

Second Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Third Trimester

Class 5 - Avoid Use

Lactation

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


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