What is advicor used to treat?

What is advicor used to treat?

Advicor (niacin / lovastatin) is used to treat high cholesterol. It’s a combination medication that should be used along with a low-fat diet.

What are the side effects of Niaspan?

NIASPAN can cause an increase in uric acid levels. The most common side effects with NIASPAN are flushing, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased cough, and itching. Flushing (warmth, redness, itching, and/or tingling of the skin) is a common side effect of NIASPAN therapy.

Is simcor still available?

AbbVie announced the voluntary discontinuation of Advicor (niacin extended-release/lovastatin) and Simcor (niacin extended-release/simvastatin). Advicor and Simcor will only remain available until the end of 2015. — The decision to discontinue Advicor and Simcor was based on business reasons.

Is lovastatin still available?

MEVACOR (lovastatin) tablets, 20 mg and 40 mg, are currently listed in the “Discontinued Drug Product List” section of the Orange Book.

What is simcor used for?

SIMCOR is indicated to reduce Total-C, LDL-C, Apo B, non-HDL-C, TG, or to increase HDL-C in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia when treatment with simvastatin monotherapy or niacin extended-release monotherapy is considered inadequate.

Is colestipol used to treat diarrhea?

Other bile acid sequestering agents, such as colestipol and colesevelam, are currently being investigated for the treatment of BAM-associated diarrhea.

Is NIASPAN a statin?

Niaspan is not a statin medication. Niaspan, or niacin, is a B-complex vitamin. It is used to lower cholesterol levels.

What type of niacin is best for lowering cholesterol?

Over-the-counter niacin The nicotinic acid form of niacin lowers cholesterol, but other forms of niacin do not. These other forms that do not lower cholesterol include nicotinamide and inositol nicotinate (also called no-flush niacin). Ask your doctor how much niacin you should take.

Why was simcor discontinued?

The Agency has also determined that ADVICOR and SIMCOR were withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety and effectiveness, and FDA will not accept or approve abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) that reference ADVICOR or SIMCOR.

Who should not take lovastatin?

tell your doctor if you have liver disease. Your doctor will order laboratory tests to see how well your liver is working even if you do not think you have liver disease. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take lovastatin if you have liver disease or if the tests show that you may be developing liver disease.

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