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...
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