Simcor 750/20 mg Tablets

Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin) is a combination medicine used for lowering high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. It is available by prescription only and comes in tablet form.
Several strengths of Simcor tablets are available, including:
  • Simcor 500/20 mg tablets (containing 500 mg of extended-release niacin and 20 mg of simvastatin)
  • Simcor 750/20 mg tablets (containing 750 mg of extended-release niacin and 20 mg of simvastatin)
  • Simcor 1000/20 mg tablets (containing 1000 mg of extended-release niacin and 20 mg of simvastatin).
The recommended starting Simcor dosage for most people with high cholesterol is 500/20 mg once a day, taken at bedtime with a low-fat snack. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose if necessary. This must be done slowly, to minimize liver problems as well as flushing due to the niacin component of the medication. It is recommended to increase the dose no more rapidly than by 500 mg (based on the niacin component) every four weeks. The dosage can also be decreased if Simcor side effects occur. The maximum recommended daily dosage of Simcor is 2000/40 mg (two 1000/20 mg tablets) once daily.
(Click Simcor Dosage for more information about Simcor 750/20 mg tablets, to find out what your healthcare provider may consider before making a dosing recommendation, and for some general warnings on using this medication.)
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