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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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Need medical advice for severe case of ebstein's anomaly?

Need medical advice for severe case of ebstein's anomaly?

Complicated question: Severe ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a disease that is best cared for in centers with an established track record of successful ebstein care. Surgery is particularly complex. There are frequent arrhythmias complicating care. There are differences in care depending on many associated factors and also on the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fx. ...Read more

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Medical advice on nescafe on human health?

Medical advice on nescafe on human health?

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

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If you referred a child for phycological advice is that your medical decison not the phycologists?

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

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I need medical advice for dealing with anxiety?

I need medical advice for dealing with anxiety?

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

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Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more