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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor. 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 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
Hi, just hit my upper spine against a hard surface,comes with shoulderache as well.Is it a bone prob or tissue probem? Should i seek medical advice?
Contusion: You have likely bruised the affected tissues including bone. A direct blow is unlikely to cause a fracture. If you have persistent pain or any symptoms of numbness or tingling in your extremities or loss of extremity muscle strength, see your doctor for imaging. Otherwise treat the symptoms. All the best. ...Read more
Myth. : Unfortunately, this one of these myths perpetuated in medical culture. I have heard physicians and discharge planners say it, and thought it to be true as well (at least for some private insurers). A study done at least for er visits, show that this is false: http://tinyurl.Com/7aq5bmg. If a doctor deems that it's not medically necessary for you to be inpatient, then medicare can deny coverage. ...Read more
I discharged myself from hospital against medical advice. I have a perforated bowel and diverticulitis what should I do to get better?
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
Please see a doctor: Ann, please see a doctor, get physical examination. You may also need proper labs and probably some imaging studies to be obtained. We see several patients every day who are in early 20s and have long complicated medical histories. It is always better to see a doctor in person rather than just worrying about it. ...Read more
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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