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Altoprev Drug Description
ALTOPREV®
(lovastatin) Extended-Release Tablets
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using lovastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

Less serious side effects may include:

mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn;
...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Altoprev »




ALTOPREV® lovastatin extended-release tablets contain a cholesterol-lowering
agent isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus. After oral ingestion,
lovastatin, which is an inactive lactone, is hydrolyzed to the corresponding
β-hydroxyacid form. This is a principal metabolite and inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme
A (HMG-CoA) reductase. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate,
which is an early and rate limiting step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Lovastatin is [1 S -[1α(R*),3α,7β,8β(2 S*,4
S*),8aβ]]-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexa-hydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-(tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl
2-methylbutanoate. The empirical formula of lovas-tatin is C24H36O5
and its molecular weight is 404.55. Its structural formula is:









Lovastatin is a white, nonhygroscopic crystalline powder that is insoluble
in water and sparingly soluble in ethanol, methanol, and acetonitrile.
ALTOPREV® extended-release tablets are designed for once-a-day
oral administration and deliver 20 mg, 40 mg, or 60 mg of lovastatin. In addition
to the active ingredient lovastatin, each tablet contains the following inactive
ingredients: acetyltributyl citrate; butylated hydroxyanisole; candellila wax;
cellulose acetate; confectioner's sugar (contains corn starch); F D & C
yellow # 6; glyceryl monostearate; hypromellose; hypromellose phthalate; lactose;
methacrylic acid copolymer, type B; polyethylene glycols (PEG 400, PEG 8000);
polyethylene oxides; polysorbate 80; propylene glycol; silicon dioxide; sodium
chloride; sodium lau-ryl sulfate; synthetic black iron oxide; red iron oxide;
talc; titanium dioxide and triacetin.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/31/2007




Altoprev Drug Description
ALTOPREV®
(lovastatin) Extended-Release Tablets
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using lovastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

Less serious side effects may include:

mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn;
...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Altoprev »




ALTOPREV® lovastatin extended-release tablets contain a cholesterol-lowering
agent isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus. After oral ingestion,
lovastatin, which is an inactive lactone, is hydrolyzed to the corresponding
β-hydroxyacid form. This is a principal metabolite and inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme
A (HMG-CoA) reductase. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate,
which is an early and rate limiting step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Lovastatin is [1 S -[1α(R*),3α,7β,8β(2 S*,4
S*),8aβ]]-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexa-hydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-(tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl
2-methylbutanoate. The empirical formula of lovas-tatin is C24H36O5
and its molecular weight is 404.55. Its structural formula is:









Lovastatin is a white, nonhygroscopic crystalline powder that is insoluble
in water and sparingly soluble in ethanol, methanol, and acetonitrile.
ALTOPREV® extended-release tablets are designed for once-a-day
oral administration and deliver 20 mg, 40 mg, or 60 mg of lovastatin. In addition
to the active ingredient lovastatin, each tablet contains the following inactive
ingredients: acetyltributyl citrate; butylated hydroxyanisole; candellila wax;
cellulose acetate; confectioner's sugar (contains corn starch); F D & C
yellow # 6; glyceryl monostearate; hypromellose; hypromellose phthalate; lactose;
methacrylic acid copolymer, type B; polyethylene glycols (PEG 400, PEG 8000);
polyethylene oxides; polysorbate 80; propylene glycol; silicon dioxide; sodium
chloride; sodium lau-ryl sulfate; synthetic black iron oxide; red iron oxide;
talc; titanium dioxide and triacetin.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/31/2007




Altoprev Drug Description
ALTOPREV®
(lovastatin) Extended-Release Tablets
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using lovastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

Less serious side effects may include:

mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn;
...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Altoprev »




ALTOPREV® lovastatin extended-release tablets contain a cholesterol-lowering
agent isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus. After oral ingestion,
lovastatin, which is an inactive lactone, is hydrolyzed to the corresponding
β-hydroxyacid form. This is a principal metabolite and inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme
A (HMG-CoA) reductase. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate,
which is an early and rate limiting step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Lovastatin is [1 S -[1α(R*),3α,7β,8β(2 S*,4
S*),8aβ]]-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexa-hydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-(tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl
2-methylbutanoate. The empirical formula of lovas-tatin is C24H36O5
and its molecular weight is 404.55. Its structural formula is:









Lovastatin is a white, nonhygroscopic crystalline powder that is insoluble
in water and sparingly soluble in ethanol, methanol, and acetonitrile.
ALTOPREV® extended-release tablets are designed for once-a-day
oral administration and deliver 20 mg, 40 mg, or 60 mg of lovastatin. In addition
to the active ingredient lovastatin, each tablet contains the following inactive
ingredients: acetyltributyl citrate; butylated hydroxyanisole; candellila wax;
cellulose acetate; confectioner's sugar (contains corn starch); F D & C
yellow # 6; glyceryl monostearate; hypromellose; hypromellose phthalate; lactose;
methacrylic acid copolymer, type B; polyethylene glycols (PEG 400, PEG 8000);
polyethylene oxides; polysorbate 80; propylene glycol; silicon dioxide; sodium
chloride; sodium lau-ryl sulfate; synthetic black iron oxide; red iron oxide;
talc; titanium dioxide and triacetin.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/31/2007




Altoprev Drug Description
ALTOPREV®
(lovastatin) Extended-Release Tablets
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using lovastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

Less serious side effects may include:

mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn;
...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Altoprev »




ALTOPREV® lovastatin extended-release tablets contain a cholesterol-lowering
agent isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus. After oral ingestion,
lovastatin, which is an inactive lactone, is hydrolyzed to the corresponding
β-hydroxyacid form. This is a principal metabolite and inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme
A (HMG-CoA) reductase. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate,
which is an early and rate limiting step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Lovastatin is [1 S -[1α(R*),3α,7β,8β(2 S*,4
S*),8aβ]]-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexa-hydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-(tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl
2-methylbutanoate. The empirical formula of lovas-tatin is C24H36O5
and its molecular weight is 404.55. Its structural formula is:









Lovastatin is a white, nonhygroscopic crystalline powder that is insoluble
in water and sparingly soluble in ethanol, methanol, and acetonitrile.
ALTOPREV® extended-release tablets are designed for once-a-day
oral administration and deliver 20 mg, 40 mg, or 60 mg of lovastatin. In addition
to the active ingredient lovastatin, each tablet contains the following inactive
ingredients: acetyltributyl citrate; butylated hydroxyanisole; candellila wax;
cellulose acetate; confectioner's sugar (contains corn starch); F D & C
yellow # 6; glyceryl monostearate; hypromellose; hypromellose phthalate; lactose;
methacrylic acid copolymer, type B; polyethylene glycols (PEG 400, PEG 8000);
polyethylene oxides; polysorbate 80; propylene glycol; silicon dioxide; sodium
chloride; sodium lau-ryl sulfate; synthetic black iron oxide; red iron oxide;
talc; titanium dioxide and triacetin.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/31/2007




Altoprev Drug Description
ALTOPREV®
(lovastatin) Extended-Release Tablets
DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using lovastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

Less serious side effects may include:

mild stomach pain, gas, bloating, stomach upset, heartburn;
...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Altoprev »




ALTOPREV® lovastatin extended-release tablets contain a cholesterol-lowering
agent isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus. After oral ingestion,
lovastatin, which is an inactive lactone, is hydrolyzed to the corresponding
β-hydroxyacid form. This is a principal metabolite and inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme
A (HMG-CoA) reductase. This enzyme catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate,
which is an early and rate limiting step in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Lovastatin is [1 S -[1α(R*),3α,7β,8β(2 S*,4
S*),8aβ]]-1,2,3,7,8,8a-hexa-hydro-3,7-dimethyl-8-[2-(tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)ethyl]-1-naphthalenyl
2-methylbutanoate. The empirical formula of lovas-tatin is C24H36O5
and its molecular weight is 404.55. Its structural formula is:









Lovastatin is a white, nonhygroscopic crystalline powder that is insoluble
in water and sparingly soluble in ethanol, methanol, and acetonitrile.
ALTOPREV® extended-release tablets are designed for once-a-day
oral administration and deliver 20 mg, 40 mg, or 60 mg of lovastatin. In addition
to the active ingredient lovastatin, each tablet contains the following inactive
ingredients: acetyltributyl citrate; butylated hydroxyanisole; candellila wax;
cellulose acetate; confectioner's sugar (contains corn starch); F D & C
yellow # 6; glyceryl monostearate; hypromellose; hypromellose phthalate; lactose;
methacrylic acid copolymer, type B; polyethylene glycols (PEG 400, PEG 8000);
polyethylene oxides; polysorbate 80; propylene glycol; silicon dioxide; sodium
chloride; sodium lau-ryl sulfate; synthetic black iron oxide; red iron oxide;
talc; titanium dioxide and triacetin.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/31/2007





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