Active Ingredient(s): Lovastatin
FDA Approved: * June 26, 2002
Pharm Company: * ANDRX LABS LLC
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Altoprev Overview

Lovastatin (Merck's Mevacor) is a statin drug, used for lowering cholesterol in those with hypercholesterolemia to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring compound found in low concentrations in food such as oyster mushrooms,[2] red yeast rice,[3] and Pu-erh.[4] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Side effects 2.1 Contraindications 2.2 Interactions 3 Mechanism of action 4 History 5 Discovery, biochemistry and biol...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Altoprev: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 59630-628 24 Hr Altoprev 20 mg Extended Release Tablet by Shionogi Inc.
  • 59630-629 24 Hr Altoprev 40 mg Extended Release Tablet by Shionogi Inc.
  • 59630-630 24 Hr Altoprev 60 mg Extended Release Tablet by Shionogi Inc.
  • 70515-628 Altoprev 20 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Covis Pharma
  • 70515-629 Altoprev 40 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Covis Pharma
  • 70515-630 Altoprev 60 mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release by Covis Pharma

Other drugs which contain Lovastatin or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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