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Niacin Extended-Release/Lovastatin

Dosing Information for Niacin Extended-Release/Lovastatin

The dose of niacin extended-release/lovastatin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking
  • Your cholesterol goal
  • How you respond to the medication.

 

As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Niacin Extended-Release/Lovastatin Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Niacin extended-release/lovastatin may interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Niacin Extended-Release/Lovastatin for more information).
 

Are There Alternatives?

In general, cholesterol treatment begins with lifestyle changes (weight loss, exercise, and a low-cholesterol diet). If lifestyle changes alone do not lower cholesterol to a desirable level, however, medication such as niacin extended-release/lovastatin may be necessary.
 
The main goal of high cholesterol medication is to lower LDL cholesterol levels enough to reduce your risk for developing problems such as heart disease or a heart attack (see Effects of High Cholesterol). The higher your risk, the lower your LDL goal will be.
 
(Click High Cholesterol Risk to see a list of risk factors that may affect your cholesterol level and a general guideline of ideal LDL cholesterol levels.)
 
For most people, niacin extended-release/lovastatin is quite effective in lowering cholesterol. Side effects can occur, however, and people may wish to consider a substitute. These substitutes could include other statins or other cholesterol medicines.
 
(Click Alternatives to Advicor to learn more.)
 
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Niacin Extended-Release and Lovastatin Information

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