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Altoprev Dosage

Generic name: LOVASTATIN 20mg
Dosage form: tablet, extended release

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 28, 2018.

Hyperlipidemia (Heterozygous Familial and Nonfamilial) and Mixed Dyslipidemia (Fredrickson Types IIa and IIb)

The recommended dosing range is 20-60 mg/day, in single doses taken in the evening at bedtime.

Elderly Patients

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

The dose of Altoprev should not exceed 40 mg/day. [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Drug Interactions (7.6)].

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)].

Further information

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