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Generic: niacin-simvastatin
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It is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
               



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What is this medicine?

NIACIN; SIMVASTATIN (NYE a sin; SIM va stat in) is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bleeding problems
  • frequently drink alcoholic beverages
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • muscle aches or weakness
  • other medical condition
  • ulcers of intestine or stomach
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to niacin; simvastatin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not crush, break, or chew. Take this medicine in the evening with a low- fat snack. Do not take this medicine with grapefruit juice, hot beverages, or alcohol- containing beverages. If you also take cholestyramine or colestipol, take this medicine at least 4 to 6 hours after your cholestyramine or colestipol dose. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • boceprevir
  • certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin
  • certain antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
  • cyclosporine
  • danazol
  • diltiazem
  • gemfibrozil
  • medicines for fungal infections like itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole
  • mifepristone, RU- 486
  • nefazodone
  • other niacin products
  • red yeast rice
  • telaprevir
  • verapamil

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • amiodarone
  • amlodipine
  • dronedarone
  • fluconazole
  • grapefruit juice
  • medicine for blood pressure or heart disease
  • ranolazine
  • warfarin

               
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