Simcor Medication Information
Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin) is a prescription medication that is approved to treat high cholesterol or triglyceride levels. This combination drug contains the following active ingredients:
- Extended-release niacin, which works by preventing the liver from removing "good" cholesterol from the blood
- Simvastatin, which works by blocking the enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body.
Most people take Simcor once a day. It should be taken at bedtime with a low-fat snack. To minimize potential risks, make sure your healthcare provider has a current list of any other drugs you are taking, including nonprescription products, as well as up-to-date information on your medical history. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you drink alcohol frequently, are about to undergo surgery, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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