Advicor Precautions and Warnings
Understanding warnings and precautions with Advicor can help determine who should not take the drug and can ensure a safe treatment process. If you have heart disease, diabetes, or liver disease, talk to your doctor before taking this medication. Safety concerns especially apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people who have unexplained high liver enzymes, and those who are allergic to components used in making the drug.
Talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking Advicor® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin) if you have:
- Heart disease
- A recent history of heart attack
- Unstable angina (a certain type of chest pain)
- Liver disease, liver failure, or a history of liver disease
- Been told you have increased liver enzymes
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- A history of stomach ulcers or intestinal ulcers
- Any bleeding problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Going to be undergoing a procedure or surgery
- A frequent alcohol drinker.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness, especially if it is accompanied by body aches or a fever.