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Niacin extended-release/simvastatin is a medication often prescribed to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides. It contains two different active components, one of which works by blocking a particular enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. The medicine comes in tablet form and is generally taken once a day at bedtime. Potential side effects include nausea, flushing, and back pain.
- Flushing (sudden reddening and warmth of the face, neck, and/or upper chest)
- Back pain