What is Lovastatin-Niacin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Advicor

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The combination of niacin and lovastatin, a B-complex vitamin and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, is used when treatment with both extended-release niacin and lovastatin is appropriate in combination with a standard cholesterol-lowering diet.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lovastatin-Niacin

Side effect Patients
Flushing 1
Itching 1
Memory problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lovastatin-Niacin

Dosage Patients
1 tablet(s) daily 1
20 mg-500 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lovastatin-Niacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Lovastatin-Niacin

Duration

Currently taking Lovastatin-Niacin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Lovastatin-Niacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Lovastatin-Niacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atorvastatin (Lipitor) 1
ezetimibe (Zetia) 1
Ziprasidone (Geodon) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Lovastatin-Niacin

Apr 30, 2007 (Started Jul 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching

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