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What is/are Niacin/simvastatin?

Niacin/simvastatin (trade name Simcor, by Abbott) is a combination drug consisting of an extended release form of the vitamin niacin and the statin drug simvastatin. It is used for the treatment of dyslipidemia. It was approved by the FDA on February 15, 2008.

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Stop taking niacin and simvastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  •     Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;
  •     Confusion, memory problems;
  •     Fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine;
  •     Swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all;
  •     Increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss; or
  •     Nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects of niacin / simvastatin may include:

  •     Headache, mild dizziness;
  •     Diarrhea, mild nausea;
  •     Mild skin rash;
  •     Back pain; or
  •     Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).

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