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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

Dr. John Landi
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Niaspan (Definition)

Niaspan is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more


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Slimline capsules side effect?

Slimline  capsules side effect?

Stay away: As you can notice these are non-fda approved herbal supplements so we don't know what can happen with them. Experience from other similar supplements, i can say that many of them use unscientific methods sometimes they can contain dangerous contaminants like steroids in them. It is better to stay away from them . Ref: herbal medicine in the United States: review of efficacy, safety, and regulation. ...Read more

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Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Possible passionflower supplements side effects?

Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read more

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Melatonoin plus l-theanine side effects?

Melatonoin plus l-theanine side effects?

You can read link: Below. It may cause decrease ability to focus and dizziness. Melatonin sometimes can cause shortness of breath esp. Those with history of asthma. (jokingly i can say that it can cause drowsiness which is the intended effect. This is what my patient exactly told me!) http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/334796-side-effects-of-melatonin-plus-theanine/. ...Read more

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Benfotiamine -150mg,mecobalamin -1500mcg,alphalipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg had it for nerves but now face side effect?

Benfotiamine -150mg,mecobalamin -1500mcg,alphalipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg had it for nerves but now face side effect?

Five meds: As I read your question I cannot understand why you are prescribed five medicines. Please have your primary doctor(s) explain this in some detail, and then let me know what they tell you. ...Read more

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Side effects of potassium supppliment?

Side effects of potassium supppliment?

See below: Pottassium supplements can cause esophageal irritation or ulcers, and excess accumulation in the blood for any reason can cause heart rate disturbances and muscle weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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Side effects of calcium supplement?

Side effects of calcium supplement?

Multiple: The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. However, supplemental calcium can also contribute to calcification of arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Speak to your physician about how to best meet your calcium needs without increasing your risks. Natural sources of calcium are usually the safest. ...Read more

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Omega-3 fish oil, any side effects?

Omega-3 fish oil, any side effects?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like reduced testosterone levels?

Does taking evening primrose oil capsulesdaily cause side effects like  reduced testosterone levels?

Lots of unknowns: Evening primrose is peddled as good for almost everything, which can't possibly be true; its proponents cherry-pick obscure journals and exaggerate the claims. The most believable claim is that it helps women who get sore breasts at the same time each month. It probably does not help with acne. I could find nothing on its reducing serum testosterone, but i'd still discourage you from using it. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

Niaspan (niacin): see: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects.html

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Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour ?

Drug interactions with niacin  atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and  armour  ?

Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more

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Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Anybody taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/20 notice any side effects?

Muscle aches: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) combines Zetia with simvastatin, and the most likely side effects would be muscle ache from the statin component. This is not common at a low dose, but can occur. Rarely, people complain of vague fuzziness of thinking. ...Read more

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Lovastatin, depression side effect, high cholesterol.?

Lovastatin, depression side effect, high cholesterol.?

Lovastatin effects: All of the statins have some side effects, the two most concerning are abnormal liver enzymes and muscle aches and pains. Both of these are evaluated with blood tests. I am not familiar with any of these meds causing depression. Depression is a complicated illness and some meds can interfere with antidepressant meds, they don't cause it. ...Read more

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Tryptophan,Valine,Threonine,Isoleucine,Leucine,Lysine,Phenylalanine,Methionine,Argine,Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Tryptophan,Valine,Threonine,Isoleucine,Leucine,Lysine,Phenylalanine,Methionine,Argine,Cystine,TyrosineHistidine.WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIS SUPPLEME?

Everything we ingest: has side effects. Please see a nutritionist or a natural health doctor who can recommend the proper supplements and doses. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

Neoral (cyclosporine) 100 mg side effects and safety?

THis is a brand of: Cyclosporine a. It is safe with monitoring of therapeutic drug levels. Side effects include renal insufficiency, hypertension, fluid retention and fine tremor. ...Read more

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How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

Magnesium: If chelated magnesium sets well with you then that is the best form of magnesium for you. Having good levels of magnesium and other healthy minerals is important in staying healthy. Live a healthy livestyle, do not smoke or take recreational drugs, or use very much alcohol. ...Read more

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Help, what are side effects of taking niacin flush free?

Help, what are side effects of taking niacin flush free?

Niacin flush free: Read this for some information : http://chealth.Canoe.Ca/channel_section_details.Asp?Text_id=5495;channel_id=44;relation_id=48477. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Niacor (Definition)

Niacor is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more