Niacin and Lovastatin (Systemic)
Brand Names : Advicor
Niacin extended-release and Lovastatin (NYE-a-sin and LOE-va-sta-tin)
combination medicine is used to help lower high cholesterol
and fat levels in the blood. This may help prevent medical problems caused
by cholesterol and fat clogging the blood vessels.
Niacin extended-release and lovastatin combination medicine combines two
drugs that work together to treat cholesterol and lipid (fat) disorders. Niacin
is a B-complex vitamin that reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
Lovastatin belongs to the group of medicines called 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl
coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors. It works by blocking an enzyme
that is needed by the body to make cholesterol, thereby reducing the amount
of cholesterol in the blood
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
Other commonly used names for niacin are nicotinic acid
or vitamin B3
† Not commercially available in Canada.