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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

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, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I want to do a 24 hour cleanse, what should I do?

I want to do a 24 hour cleanse, what should I do?

Wise up: At least be careful. Your body and your internal organs clean themselves naturally. Anyone telling you to drink something weird or do something off-the-wall is at best deceived and at worst playing a cruel prank on you -- some of the "health cleanses" on the internet can land you in the intensive care unit. ...Read more

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Good morning Dr. What's good to eat after a 24 hour fast ?

Good morning Dr.

What's good to eat after a 24 hour fast ?

Bagels & lox :) But:: I can't help notice today is Yom Kippur, when many Jews will be fasting. It's healthy to fast now and then, though unhealthy to not drink, so when I fast I drink some water- makes it easier. While bagels, lox, cream cheese and kugel are common afterwards, I advise lighter fare like salads, soups, steamed veggies, fruit and nuts, though 24 hours is a short enough fast that any healthy food is OK. ...Read more

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Can you take cleratine 24 hour twice a day if it doesn't work for 24 hours?

Yes: but at doubling the dose, there may be some sedating effects. ...Read more

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24 hour copper was 1004 ug/d is this bad?

24 hour copper was 1004 ug/d is this bad?

Urine Copper level: Laboratory test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and many other factors.Normal level is ...Read more

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Is it healthy to masterbate 10+ ttimes in an 24 hour period?

Is it healthy to masterbate 10+ ttimes in an 24 hour period?

Probably not: Probably not a good idea. While it is a normal harmless activity, the advice of "everything in moderation" comes to mind. Sometimes compulsive masturbation can be a symptom of something more problematic, especially if you feel unable to control urges/behaviors or thoughts. Almost any activity can become an addiction, so seek help from a counsellor if it is causing problems or distress. ...Read more

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What is the 24 hour flu?

What is the 24 hour flu?

Good question!: THERE IS NO SUCH THING as the "infamous" 24 Hour Flu (Used to be called 24 hour "grip" due to muscle pain which accompanied it) Probably arose because the WORSE symptoms are usually in the first day or two! The term also was mistaken for FOOD POISONING which generally produces symptoms which are worse in the first 24 hours! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more