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Niacin and Lovastatin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Advicor

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

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

      More common

        Asthenia, such as, lack or loss of strength; infection, such as, cough or hoarseness, fever or chills, lower back or side pain, painful or difficult urination; pain

      Less common

        Abdominal pain, such as, stomach pain; hyperglycemia, such as, abdominal pain, blurred vision, dry mouth, fatigue, dry skin, fruit-like breath odor, increased hunger, increased thirst, increased urination, nausea, unexplained weight loss, vomiting; myalgia, such as, difficulty in moving, joint pain, muscle aching, cramping pain or stiffness, swollen joints; myopathy, such as, muscle aches, weakness, tenderness, or pain; stomach pain


        Rhabdomyolysis, such as, dark-colored urine, fever, muscle cramps, pain, spasm, or stiffness, unusual tiredness or weakness

      Symptoms of Overdose

      Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur

        Cardiac arrhythmia, such as, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, fainting, fast, slow or irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, pounding or rapid pulse; diarrhea; dizziness; flushing, severe, such as, feeling of warmth, redness, itching, and/or tingling of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest, dizziness, fainting; hypotension, such as, blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, faintness, lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position, sudden sweating, unusual tiredness or weakness; nausea and vomiting; syncope, such as, fainting

    Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.

      More Common

        Chills; diarrhea; flu syndrome, such as, chills, diarrhea, fever, general feeling of discomfort or illness, headache, joint pain, loss of appetite, muscle aches and pains, nausea, runny nose, shivering, sore throat, sweating, trouble sleeping, unusual tiredness or weakness, vomiting; flushing, such as, feeling of warmth, redness, itching, and/or tingling of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest; edema, such as, swelling; headache; nausea; pruritus, such as, itching skin; rash; shortness of breath; sweating; syncope, such as, feeling faint or fainting; tachycardia, such as, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

      Less common

        dyspepsia, such as, acid or sour stomach, belching, heartburn, indigestion, stomach discomfort, upset or pain

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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