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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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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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Need expert advice! where to get contacts online for high astigmatism?

Need expert advice! where to get contacts online for high astigmatism?

Hi risk!: People with high astigmatism are the toughest to fit properly with contact lens. Please see an eyecare provider to fit you well and recheck the fit after a few weeks use! you are not obligated to buy any product there. Ask for references and a copy of your prescription to buy anywhere! ...Read more

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What advice to get to sleep?

What advice to get to sleep?

Here are some tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Adalimumab advice online?

Adalimumab advice online?

Try the manufacturer: For any non-generic drug, the manufacturer's website is often a good source of information. In the usa, the fda monitors the content of these websites to be certain that it is accurate and presents a fair balance between "pros and cons" of the drug. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the quickiest way to get rid of a coldsore?

Need advice on what is the the quickiest way to get rid of a coldsore?

Some Rx meds: If you get cold sores often, there are some rx meds that can be used at the very onset of a cold sore, which have been proven to reduce the course. Discuss with your dr. If you feel you may benefit from this rx. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm trying to get pregnant, but I'm on antidepressants. Any advice?

I'm trying to get pregnant, but I'm on antidepressants. Any advice?

Please sit down: with your psychiatrist to discuss this. Medications should be carefully planned and monitored if you want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Could I get some advice on work stress?

Could I get some advice on work stress?

Work stress is a : very common and appropriate topic for discussion in clinical psychotherapy. Try using a healthTap concierge consult with one of the psychologists from your home state. ...Read more

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Could I get some advice on how to lose weight?

Could I get some advice on how to lose weight?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Could i get advice for schizoaffective disorder?

Could i get advice for schizoaffective disorder?

Bipolar/depressive/: Schizoaffective Disorder uninterrupted period of illness with a major mood episode(major depression/mania) concurent with Schiizophrenia Criteria A. Delusions & Hallucinations for 2 or more wks in absence of a major mood diisorder (depresion/mania). Symptoms meet a major mood episode for lifetime of illness. Not due to substance abuse, medication, or medical condition. Types Bipolar/Depressive. ...Read more

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Could i get some advice my husband is hypochondriac?

Could i get some advice my husband is hypochondriac?

He would need to be: Highly motivated to change to work through this. Rather then you trying to obtain info for him, if he has interest in becoming more healthy- he needs to do the foot work. No matter how much you care and love your husband - it needs to start with him. Take care. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? I am trying to lose weight?

Please can I get some advice? I am trying to lose weight?

Consider working w: A nutritionist and a trainer. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Becoming more toned less fat?

Please can I get some advice? Becoming more toned less fat?

That requires work.: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of exercise. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Coping with symptoms of add!?

Please can I get some advice? Coping with symptoms of add!?

Encourage either: Psychologic or psychiatric evaluation for a clear cut and accurate diagnosis. A treatment plan will follow. Take care. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? How do I manage my hypochondria?

Please can I get some advice? How do I manage my hypochondria?

Hypochondria is: An anxiety disorder, a variation of ocd. Please see a mental health doctor for treatment. This will provide you with the best possible outcome. Claire weekes book, hope and help for your nerves may also help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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