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Precautions and Warnings With Niacin Extended-Release/Lovastatin

Who Should Not Take Niacin Extended-Release/Lovastatin?

You should not take niacin extended-release/lovastatin if you:
  • Are allergic to lovastatin, niacin, Advicor, or any of the inactive components used in making the combination drug. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have active liver disease or unexplained high liver enzymes.
  • Have active peptic ulcer disease (ulcers of the esophagus, stomach, or upper intestine).


  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Niacin Extended-Release/lovastatin Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situation in which niacin extended-release/lovastatin should not be taken, as well as several warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting treatment.
However, it is possible that not all issues with niacin extended-release/lovastatin were discussed in this article. Therefore, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about any precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
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