The dose of Advicor your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking
- Your cholesterol goal
- How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless specifically your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Advicor Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Advicor, but not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the drug quite well. If people do develop side effects, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or a healthcare professional. If side effects do occur, most people do not need to stop taking the medicine.
Some of the most common side effects thought to be related to Advicor are:
- Flushing (sudden reddening and warmth of the face, neck, and/or upper chest)
- Pain, including back pain and stomach pain
- Indigestion or heartburn (dyspepsia)
- Itchy skin
- Muscle pain (see Advicor and Muscle Pain)
- Increased liver enzymes (see Advicor and Liver Problems).
Keep in mind that if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if accompanied by a fever or a feeling of illness, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. This could be a sign of a serious, life-threatening muscle problem.
(Click Advicor Side Effects to learn more, including additional serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)