Altoprev Precautions and Warnings
People with medical conditions such as heart disease, liver problems, diabetes, and allergies should consult their healthcare provider before taking Altoprev. Precautions and warnings for this drug also include talking to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, breastfeeding, or soon to undergo a procedure or surgery. Women who are pregnant should not take Altoprev at all during their pregnancy, since Altoprev may cause harm to the fetus.
Altoprev: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should consult your healthcare provider prior to taking Altoprev® (lovastatin extended-release) if you have:
- Heart disease
- Liver disease or liver failure
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Family history of high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Any allergies.
Let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- About to undergo a procedure or surgery
- Drinking alcohol frequently.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, especially if it is accompanied by body aches or a fever.