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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
26 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Split it up to Niacin and lovastatin.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lipids: There are generic options, discuss a change with your doctor.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Niacin and Lovastati: Advicor is a combination of Brand Name Niacin called Niaspan (niacin) and Lovastatin a generic Statin It is used for cholesterol lowering Ask your do ... Read More

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Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Niaspan (niacin): The Niacin should be out of your body within 24 hours.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & ... Read More
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Dr. Gloria Fong
39 years experience Family Medicine
Less than a week: I usually taper meds down and then switch to the newer medication just to make sure there is not an interaction with muscle aches since the two medi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevati ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Obesity teenager: There are over 20 different medical conditions that have been linked with obesity. The damage is cumulative over time. They range from elevated chol ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Obesity: Read this wiki: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/obesity.
A male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: On how long your baby is. Use this calculator to determine if the weight is appropriate for the height: http://www.Childgrowthcalculator.Com/.
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Bypass ok for you: Gastric bypass is ideal for gastroparesis (slow emptying of stomach due to diabetes) the band is not appropriate. Sleeve probably not ideal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Edema and its cure: Your sister needs to see a physician (p) to find out why she is "swelling", or forming edema. If it is her abdominal area, she may have fluid in the p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Nguyen
19 years experience Bariatrics
Support groups: Find some bariatric support group meetings in your area. They are generally held a couple times a month and include people who have had different typ ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Weight loss: Make sure she is on brand name T4 replacement at the correct level. Begin education, diet, exercise and weight loss to lower Insulin resistance. Talk ... Read More
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