What is Altocor?

Altocor is no longer available in the United States.


Altocor is the brand name of lovastatin, a medication prescribed to lower cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is a type of fat that has been linked to heart disease and hardening of the arteries, which in turn can lead to heart attacks, stroke, and other vascular diseases. As an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin for short), Altocor blocks cholesterol production, lowering overall cholesterol levels as well as levels of LDL cholesterol specifically.

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