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Precautions and Warnings With Niacin Extended-Release/Simvastatin

It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the warnings and precautions with niacin extended-release/simvastatin before starting treatment. You should tell him or her about all other existing conditions you have, including diabetes, gout, or any bleeding problems. Niacin extended-release/simvastatin is not suitable for everyone; you should not take this drug if you have active liver disease or peptic ulcer disease.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Niacin Extended-Release/Simvastatin?

You should consult with your healthcare provider prior to taking niacin extended-release/simvastatin (Simcor®) if you have:
  • Diabetes
  • A history of stomach ulcers or intestine ulcers
  • Any bleeding problems
  • Liver disease, liver failure, or a history of liver disease
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Gout
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Going to be undergoing a procedure or surgery
  • A frequent alcohol drinker.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, especially if it is accompanied by body aches or a fever.
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