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cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

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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 elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients.
Answered on Mar 23, 2019
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
a much more effective drug for triglycerides than niacin with no unpleasant side effect is Vascepa, also reduces LDL cholesterol somewhat
Mar 30, 2014

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