Generic Name: NIACIN EXTENDED-RELEASE/SIMVASTATIN - ORAL Pronounced: (NYE-a-sin/SIM-va-STAT-in) Niacin-simvastatin Oral Interactions
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Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug
"blood thinners" (such as warfarin)
vitamin or dietary products that contain niacin or
Other medications can affect the removal of simvastatin
from your body, which may affect how simvastatin works. Examples include
amiodarone, azole antifunga...
Generic Name: NIACIN EXTENDED-RELEASE/LOVASTATIN - ORAL Pronounced: (NYE-a-sin/LOW-vuh-stat-in) Niacin-Lovastatin Oral Interactions
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The effects of some drugs can change if you take other
drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for
serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These
drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or
pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use
your medications or by close monitoring.
To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care,
be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use
(including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products)
before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not
start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without
your doctor's approva...
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