Niacin Extended-release/lovastatin (By mouth)
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Niacin Extended-release/lovastatin (By mouth)

Lovastatin (loe-va-STAT-in), Niacin (NYE-a-sin)

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Also helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Also helps keep atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) from getting worse. This medicine is a combination of vitamin B3 (niacin) and an HMG-CoA inhibitor (statin). The Advicor(R) product will no longer be marketed in the US as of April 18, 2016.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to lovastatin or niacin. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have active liver disease, bleeding problems, or a stomach ulcer. Do not use this medicine if you also use the following medicines: boceprevir (Victrelis®), nefazodone (Serzone®), telaprevir (Incivek®), certain antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, telithromycin, Nizoral®), or certain medicines to treat HIV/AIDS (such as atazanavir, indinavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, Crixivan®, Kaletra®, Lexiva®, Norvir®, Prezista®, Reyataz®).

How to Use This Medicine:

Long Acting Tablet

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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