Advicor® is a prescription medication that combines two different active ingredients: niacin (Niaspan®) and lovastatin (Mevacor®). This medicine is generally used to treat conditions relating to heart disease and high cholesterol. It works by blocking a particular enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body and also increases the liver's ability to collect and get rid of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
It is important that you not consume grapefruit juice or other grapefruit products while taking this medicine. Advicor can react negatively with grapefruit, leading to potentially serious muscle problems. In addition, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription products and herbal supplements.
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