October 9, 2015
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"June 10, 2015 -- A new class of medications can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol to unheard-of levels, and it may be on the horizon.

The new class is called PCSK9 inhibitors. An FDA advisory panel on Tuesday recommended that the agency approve t"...



The ALTOCOR™ (lovastatin extended-release tablets) Extended-Release Tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, crushed, or cut.

Patients should be advised to report promptly unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness (see WARNINGS, Myopathy/Rhabdomyolysis).

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/3/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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Cholesterol Management

Tips to keep it under control.