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Altocor

PATIENT INFORMATION

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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