High Cholesterol

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Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease but a metabolism derangement that...
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Advicor
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Lovastatin
Other name: Mevacor (Mevacor)
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High Cholesterol
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High Cholesterol
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Lovastatin is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia and so preventing cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as Pleurotu...
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Adv
Weight Loss
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Itching
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Tiredness
5
Man Boobs
5
Numbness
5
Burning
5
Joint Pain
4
Headaches
4
Cramping
3
Tumor
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Muscle Pain
9
Weakness
5
Weight Loss
4
Tiredness
4
Muscle Problems
3
Headaches
3
Weight Gain
3
Allergies
3
Rhabdomyolysis
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Depression
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Lov
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Lov
Adv
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Lov
Adv
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8
Tiredness
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Adv
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5
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Lov
Adv
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Rhabdomyolysis
Lov
Adv
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Lov
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About Lovastatin
Lovastatin is a member of the drug class of statins, used for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia and so preventing cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as Pleurotu...
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We found 25 discussions
with someone who began taking Advicor about six months ago....
" ...work with someone who began taking Advicor about six months ago. Advicor is a combination of niacin and Lovastatin. So far, he has not had any problems, apart from some occassional... "

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I have been taking Advicor(40mg lovastatin) for a year...
" After taking Zetia for 2 months I ...different nights.I quit taking Zetia for 2 weeks and the pain diminished by 70%.I am ...the Zetia I have been taking Advicor(40mg lovastatin) for a year and ... "

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I have been taking Advicor(40mg lovastatin) for a year...
" ...nights.I quit taking Zetia for 2 weeks and the pain diminished by 70%.I am apprehensive about restarting Zetia.Prior to the Zetia I have been taking Advicor(40mg lovastatin) for a year and... "

Advicor for a while (a mix of lovastatin and a buttload...
" I took Advicor for a while (a mix of lovastatin and a buttload of niacin). It worked. Then I found triathlon, ...still good. Had wicked bad \"flushing\" from the niacin, but not probs with... "

RTD??? Lovastatin and niacin Brand names: Advicor....
" Hey T~ What's Nitro-Tech RTD??? Lovastatin and niacin Brand names: Advicor. Lovastatin blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. Niacin,... "

is a combination of lovastatin and niacin. Most likely,...
" Advicor is a combination of lovastatin and niacin. Most likely, what you have experienced is ...this medication with food. Taking it with an aspirin will also... "

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cognitive decline. Advicor is part statin (lovastatin, aka...
" ...can cause cognitive decline. Advicor is part statin (lovastatin, aka... "

is a combination of lovastatin and niacin. Lovastatin...
" Hello. Advicor is a combination of lovastatin and niacin. Lovastatin blocks production of cholesterol in organism ...belongs to B group vitamins. Advicor can show many side effects.... "

cholesterol drug called Advicor, which is a combination of...
" ...a co-worker of mine was just recently put on a cholesterol drug called Advicor, which is a combination of Lovastatin and niacin. Possibly the risk involved would not be as significant if both... "

as it was he would take me off the lovastatin as well. Not...
" ...of the above & prescribed lovastatin every other day and an aspirin. Said we would recheck in 6 months and if the blood work was still as good as it was he would take me off the lovastatin as well... "

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