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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. William Jenkins
a much more effective drug for triglycerides than niacin with no unpleasant side effect is Vascepa, also reduces LDL cholesterol somewhat
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