Simcor Warnings and Precautions
Before you start using Simcor, precautions and warnings for the medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider to help minimize risks. You should tell him or her if you have diabetes or gout (as well as other existing conditions), as the drug could worsen these conditions. You should avoid taking Simcor if you are pregnant, have active liver disease, or have peptic ulcer disease.
It's important to consult with your healthcare provider prior to taking Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin) if you have:
- A history of stomach ulcers or intestine ulcers
- Any bleeding problems
- Liver disease, liver failure, or a history of liver disease
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- 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 the 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.