Generic name: LOVASTATIN 20mg
Dosage form: tablet, extended release
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The recommended dosing range is 20-60 mg/day, in single doses taken in the evening at bedtime.
The usual recommended starting dose in elderly patients (age≥65 years) is 20 mg once a day given in the evening at bedtime. Higher doses should be used only after careful consideration of the potential risks and benefits [see Use in Specific Populations (8.5) and Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
Co-administration with Other Drugs
Patients Taking Danazol, Diltiazem, Dronedarone, or Verapamil
The dose of Altoprev should not exceed 20 mg/day [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
Patients Taking Amiodarone
Dosage in Patients With Renal Impairment
In patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance <30 mL/min), dosage increases above 20 mg/day should only be considered if the expected benefit exceeds the increased risk of myopathy/rhabdomyolysis. [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].
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