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Niacin and Lovastatin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Advicor

Niacin and Lovastatin | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Precautions While Using This Medicine

Check with your doctor immediately if you have dark-colored urine, a fever, muscle cramps or spasms, muscle pain or stiffness, or feel very tired or weak. Niacin extended-release and lovastatin combination may cause a serious, but rare, problem called rhabdomyolysis. It is important to call your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly to lower your cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels and that it does not cause unwanted side effects. At regular intervals, your doctor will want to do routine blood tests.

For diabetic patients : This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you notice a change in the results of your blood or urine sugar tests or if you have any questions, check with your doctor.

Do not stop taking niacin extended-release and lovastatin combination without first checking with your doctor. When you stop taking this medicine, your blood cholesterol levels may increase again.

Check with your doctor immediately if you think that you may be pregnant. Niacin extended-release and lovastatin combination may cause birth defects or other problems in the baby if taken during pregnancy.

Before having any kind of surgery (including dental surgery) or emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking this medicine.

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