xx Advicor, Altocor
, Altoprev, Caduet, cholestyramine, cholestyramine light, Colestid, Crestor, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, Lescol, Lescol XL, Lipitor, Locholest, Lofibra, Lopid, lovastatin, Mevacor, Niaspan, Pravachol, Pravigard PAC, Prevalite, Questran, Questran Light, Tricor, Welchol, Zetia, Zocor Depression 296.
TABLE: SIMILAR SOUNDING DRUG NAMES THAT COULD RESULT IN A MEDICATION ERROR Drug Name Confused With Abelcet Amphotericin B Accupril Aciphex Acetazolamide Acetohexamide Aciphex Aricept Aciphex Accupril Activase TNKase Actonel Actos Adderall Inderal Advicor Altocor
Aggrastat Argatroban Adapted from Medication Safety Alert.
The $AVE program offers Altocor
extended-release tablets, a well tolerated and highly effective cholesterol medication, at a price that can result in up to $1,000 a year in savings over comparable national brand-name products.
Operating under the banner SAVE (Select Altocor
for Value and Effectiveness), the initiative is designed to provide needy patients with Altocor
(lovastatin) extended-release tablets at a price that saves patients as much as $1,000 a year.
Initially the program for cash-paying customers is limited to Altocor
, the company's first branded drug.
a company with a history of marketing generics, is expected to debut Altocor
, a new cholesterol-lowering drug that marks the company's first-ever branded drug.