What Is Simcor?

Simcor® (niacin extended-release/simvastatin) is a combination medicine that contains two different cholesterol-lowering drugs. Many people may wonder, "What is Simcor used for, specifically?"
 
Simcor is a prescription drug used for increasing HDL cholesterol ("good" cholesterol). It can also help decrease the following "bad" forms of cholesterol and fats:
 
  • Total cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • Apo B cholesterol
  • Non-HDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides.
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The medication comes in tablet form and is available in three different strengths. It is generally taken once a day, at bedtime with a low-fat snack. Alcohol and hot drinks may worsen flushing symptoms and itchy skin, which are common side effects of Simcor. These drinks should be avoided close to the time that the medicine is taken.
 
(Click Simcor for information on how Simcor works to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, to find out what side effects may occur with this medicine, and to learn more about the effects of this drug.)
 
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