Andrx Pharmaceuticals | Altoprev (Medication)
Altoprev is used to reduce risk of MI, unstable angina, and coronary revascularization procedures in patients without symptomatic cardiovascular disease (CVD), average to moderately elevated total-C and LDL-C, and below average HDL-C.
Altoprev has been licensed to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides -- and to help prevent heart disease in people who do not have existing heart disease but do have high cholesterol. The drug lowers bad cholesterol by blocking the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which controls the body's rate of cholesterol production. It also helps increase good cholesterol and decrease triglycerides. Possible side effects of Altoprev include headache, muscle pain, and diarrhea. ...
Stop using Altoprev 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; nausea; constipation; or diarrhea.
Seek immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...
Before taking Altoprev, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:liver disease, kidney disease, alcohol use.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Limit alcoholic beverages. Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver problems, especially when combined with Altoprev. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...