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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 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. 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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Partnership: The best treatment relationships are partnerships between patients and their physicians. Your physician has much training and experience that can be u ... Read More
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
25 years experience Neurology
Neurologist: A neurologist is the best choice to treat migraines. Check with the american academy of neurology for a neurologist close to you http://patients.Aan ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Clomid (clomiphene) works for low: Clomid (clomiphene) works for low testosterone in men. It works because it makes the male brain think you are very low on estrogen. Since men need som ... Read More
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Dr. Yale Shulman
44 years experience Urology
Yes: Yes.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure what: advice you are looking for. You can re-ask with specific and clear question. If you have a # of questions or something you need to discuss - consider ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Repost: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or ask ... Read More
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Dr. Jane Steiner
42 years experience Psychiatry
Slowly, gradually...: I don't know your dose or how you've been taking it; but tapering should be done by lowering by very small increments very slowly. Best thing would b ... Read More
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