Altocor® (lovastatin extended release) withdrawal, replaced by Altoprev®
August 11, 2004
Altocor® is being withdrawn from the market because the name is too similar to Advicor®. Andrx Laboratories must withdraw all product and materials bearing the name “Altocor” by August 15, 2004. The company will provide specific instructions to pharmacies and wholesalers to return product.
Andrx Laboratories will introduce Altoprev®, which is identical to Altocor® in ingredients, strengths, appearance and price after August 15. Customers may call 800-668-4391 for assistance with shipping or questions about the withdrawal process.
August 11, 2004; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2009, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.