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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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coffee: Coffee has been studied for years. It seems like every few months I see info on it. Latest info I saw was it decreases the incidence of gallstones. Some instant coffee's contain partially-hydrogenated oils. These oils are not healthy at all. Coffee stains your teeth but can be bleached out ;-) http://www.bantransfats.com/abouttransfat.html ...Read more
If you referred a child for phycological advice is that your medical decison not the phycologists?
Confusing question: I often send kids to see a specialist when it is evident that they need their specialty care. Whether this is a bone doctor or a psychologist, it is a decision based on my recognition from my training that that is what they need. Whether you split hairs & call this a medical decision or a psychological one is not the point.I use the training & experience I have as a physician to make that decision. ...Read more
What have you done : So far to address your anxiety? Medical evaluation to check for medical causes for symptoms is a good place to start. Psychiatric ; /or psychological evaluation is also important. See what recommendations come from this. In the meantime, talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat. ...Read more
Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more
Hypertension: What advice do you need? Get a good dr., follow the dash diet, don't smoke, get at least half an hour of aerobic exercise a day, take any medications the dr. Prescribes as they are prescribed as well as any other suggestions your doctor gives you about your well being. If your pressure is well controlled, you should have minimal problems because of the condition. ...Read more