Advicor vs Lovastatin

Advicor
(Rx)
Lovastatin
(Rx)
Advicor is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Lovastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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December 17, 2001
December 17, 2001
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
299 Discussions
4,233 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Advicor is prescribed for High Cholesterol and Coronary Artery Disease and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Heart Attack
#3 for Stroke
Lovastatin is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Adv
Man Boobs
7
Weight Loss
7
Itching
6
Tiredness
5
Numbness
4
Burning
4
Hyperglycemia
4
Chronic Heart Failure
4
Tumors
4
Cramping
4
Lov
Muscle Pain
9
Weakness
5
Tiredness
4
Weight Loss
4
Cancer
3
Muscle Problems
3
Headaches
3
Weight Gain
3
Depression
3
Rhabdomyolysis
3
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Advicor
Adv
Lovastatin
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Man Boobs
Adv
Lov
7
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Weight Loss
Adv
Lov
7
4
Itching
Adv
Lov
6
0
Tiredness
Adv
Lov
5
4
Numbness
Adv
Lov
4
0
Burning
Adv
Lov
4
0
Hyperglycemia
Adv
Lov
4
0
Chronic Heart Failure
Adv
Lov
4
0
Tumors
Adv
Lov
4
0
Cramping
Adv
Lov
4
0
Muscle Pain
Lov
Adv
9
0
Weakness
Lov
Adv
5
0
Tiredness
Lov
Adv
4
5
Weight Loss
Lov
Adv
4
7
Cancer
Lov
Adv
3
0
Muscle Problems
Lov
Adv
3
0
Headaches
Lov
Adv
3
0
Weight Gain
Lov
Adv
3
0
Depression
Lov
Adv
3
0
Rhabdomyolysis
Lov
Adv
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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X Category X
Advicor is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
X Category X
Lovastatin is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Advicor and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lovastatin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Niacin/Lovastatin
Lovastatin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Advicor and Lovastatin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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