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Chemical Name: Niacin / Lovastatin
This medicine is a B-complex vitamin and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor combination used to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your blood. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. IF YOU TAKE 1 DOSE DAILY, take it at bedtime with a low-fat snack unless directed otherwise by your doctor. SWALLOW WHOLE. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and use of certain interacting medicines. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. This medicine is only recommended if you have taken either lovastatin or long-acting niacin alone before and may need to further reduce your cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels. Tell your doctor if you have not taken either lovastatin or long-acting niacin before starting treatment with this medicine. Also tell your doctor if you have been taking a short-acting form of niacin before you begin taking this medicine. It is recommended that you take long-acting niacin for several weeks before using this medicine so your body can adjust to its effects.
Advicor Side Effects:
Side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include: nausea constipation diarrhea headache flushing stomach upset loss of appetite dizziness drowsiness indigestion If you experience any of these severe side effects, talk to you doctor immediately.
It may take several weeks for this medicine to work. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. Daily use of alcohol can increase your chances of liver damage. Keep all laboratory appointment while taking this medicine. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to lovastatin or niacin. Tell your doctor if you experience muscle pain or weakness while taking this medicine.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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