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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'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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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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How long until clairtin 24 hour kicks in?

How long until clairtin 24 hour kicks in?

Usually: takes a few hours: however if you have severe allergy symptoms it may take several days to notice a significant improvement. ...Read more

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Took 5 Claritin (loratadine) 24 hour, is this bad?

Not good: Claritin, (loratadine) i believe, is either 1 or 2 per 24 hours. 5 obviously exceeds that. I don't think that you will overdose on 5 claritin (loratadine), (loratadine) but you may need to keep better track of how you are taking otc meds. Some meds can be complimentary and can be used together, such as Nasalcrom spray and claritin (loratadine). It would be good to see an allergist for treatment options if your allergies are severe. ...Read more