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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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My father has enlargement of the heart. I am really worried. Can it be treated? What is the best advice you can give for him?

My father has enlargement of the heart. I am really worried. Can it be treated? What is the best advice you can give for him?

Cardiomegaly: the first step is to get a diagnosis of why the heart is enlarged. See a cardiologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best advice you can give to person who have hepatitis b ?

What is the best advice you can give to person who have hepatitis b ?

HCC risk: You should follow closely with a gastroenterologist as you may be at risk for hcc (cancer of the liver) and might need regular screening. ...Read more

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What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?

What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?

Discuss with OB: Talk to your obstetrician about their attitude on c-sections verses your attitude. If you both agree that you'd like to avoid one, and/or the use of labor inducing medications, that's the best odds you can have. Leave your mind open, though. In the process of birth there are often circumstances that occur that warrant the help of a c-section or meds to protect the life & well being of baby & mom. ...Read more

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Its is posible that i can get pregnant even if i have bicornuate uterus? what is the best advice you can give to get pregnant in my situation.. thank

Its is posible that i can get pregnant even if i have bicornuate uterus? what is the best advice you can give to get pregnant in my situation.. thank

Yes: It is possible to get pregnant with bicornuate uterus. Just be sexually active in your fertile phase. Take your prenatal vitamins. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the best advice to give my brother who has been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy?

What is the best advice to give my brother who has been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy?

To take his medicine: Since you are 62, your brother cannot be a lot younger, which suggests that his epilepsy is probably due to a concussion (even if it occurred a long time ago), a small stroke, or another brain lesion. Mri scan may be able to establish the underlying cause and possibly lead to removal of this cause. However, whatever the cause, it is not likely that the epilepsy will stop on its own any time soon. ...Read more