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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Advicor (Overview)

Advicor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Advicor (Overview)

Advicor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid lowering agent (cardiovascular drug).


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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Lovastatin And Niacin (Definition)

Lovastatin|niacin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more