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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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Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Self-harm: A self-inflicted cut for any reason by an 8 year old is serious. Your child should be seen for an evaluation by a mental health professional to find out why this happened and best way to help him/her. ...Read more

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In my medical report, done after 1 yr of exposure: serology hbsag (australian antigen) : negative hiv i : negative hiv II : negative screening tes?

In my medical report, done after 1 yr of exposure:
serology
hbsag (australian antigen)     : negative
hiv i  : negative
hiv II : negative
screening tes?

Yes, negative: I assume this question is about serial tests for infections after an exposure. After a year, almost everyone who has acquired HIV will have developed an antibody response, so we take a negative HIV antibody test as evidence that someone did not acquire hiv. No evidence of chronic hepatitis b either if the surface antigen is not detected. There is a vaccine for hepatitis b. ...Read more

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What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

HBsAg: It's an old term for the hepatitis b surface antigen. Having a positive hbsag means that you have hepatitis b: either acute or chronic. ...Read more

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My h.C.B.C.(tri-dot) is non reactive and australian antigen(hbsag) is absent. Is it normal?

Yes: It appears you mean your hepatitis b c ab negative and hepatitis b s antigene negative which suggest you do not have hepatitis b. We need surface antibodie titer to tell if you have acquired immunity from vaccination. ...Read more

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What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?

What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?

Can't tell, but...: A starting point is 130 lbs. A lot depends on a person's body build. Some are naturally very thin, others thick or big-boned, but most people are somewhere in between. "Australian" is a location, so that doesn't help either, as many different types of bodies are in Australia. BMI is helpful if a person is of average musculature. If very muscular, a perfectly fine person will have a high BMI. ...Read more