Any generics can be taken in place of advicor (lovastatin and niacin)?

Niacin and Lovastati. Advicor is a combination of Brand Name Niacin called Niaspan (niacin) and Lovastatin a generic Statin It is used for cholesterol lowering Ask your doctor if generic Niacin and another generic statin or Lovastatin will be ok for you to take.

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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...

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...
Less than a week. I usually taper meds down and then switch to the newer medication just to make sure there is not an interaction with muscle aches since the two medications together can cause this problem. Read more...