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Advicor (Niacin / Lovastatin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Advicor1000 mg/40 mg

Generic Equivalent of Advicor

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Niacin / Lovastatin500 mg/20 mg
Niacin / Lovastatin500 mg/40 mg
Niacin / Lovastatin1000 mg/20 mg
Niacin / Lovastatin1000 mg/40 mg

Generic Advicor 500 mg/40 mg
* The product images are for reference only. Generic equivalents may also be supplied by alternate manufacturers.

How and Where to Buy Advicor Online?

We carry both brand name Advicor and its generic equivalent, Niacin/Lovastatin in our online pharmacy. You can quickly and easily place your order online here at or you can call us at 1-866-485-7979.

Are there Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Advicor?

We carry a 90 day supply of the brand name Advicor at the 1000 mg/40 mg dose, and distributed by Oryx Pharma in Canada.

We also carry the generic equivalent Niacin / Lovastatin (two separate pills) in a 500 mg/ 20 mg dose, a 500 mg/40 mg dose, a 1000 mg/20 mg dose, and 1000 mg/40 mg dose. Each are distributed out of Canada. Generic Niacin is manufactured by Elite Naturals and Lovastatin may come from different manufacturers.

What is Advicor used for?

Advicor is an antihyperlipidemic and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (aka “statin”) combination. It’s used to lower and improve cholesterol levels. The statin works to reduce the production of fatty substances in th body, such as cholesterol. The antihyperlipidemic reduces the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides. It also increases the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.

What are the Possible Side Effects of Advicor?

Most medications can have side effects, but Advicor may come with serious ones that need to be considered. Be sure to contact your doctor right away if you experience anything beyond a mild version of the common side effects listed below.

The most common side effects that come with taking Advicor may include:
• Back pain;
• Diarrhea;
• Headache;
• Indigestion;
• Nausea;
• Stomach upset;
• Temporary skin redness;
• Itching, tingling, or flushing;
• Vomiting;
• Weakness

However, contact your doctor immediately if you experience more severe symptoms such as:
• Black, tarry, or bloody stools;
• Burning, numbness, or tingling;
• Chest pain;
• Confusion;
• Decreased urination;
• Dizziness;
• Fainting;
• Fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Fever, chills, or persistent sore throat;
• Flulike symptoms;
• Increased sweating;
• Joint pain;
• Memory problems;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (particularly if associated with fever and discomfort);
• Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin;
• Severe stomach or back pain (particularly associated with vomiting);
• Shortness of breath;
• Swelling of hands, legs, or feet;
• Symptoms of high blood sugar (such as increased thirst, hunger, or urination; confusion; drowsiness; rapid breathing; fruit-like breath odor);
• Liver problems
• Tremors;
• Unusual bruising or bleeding;
• Unusual tiredness or weakness;
• Vision changes;
• Vomit that looks like coffee grounds

If you suspect an allergic reaction to Advicor, be sure to stop taking the medication immediately and seek emergency help. Allergic reactions can include:
• Rash;
• Hives;
• Itching;
• Difficulty breathing;
• Chest tightness;
• Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue;
• Unusual hoarseness

Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions of Advicor?

You should not use Advicor if you have any of the following conditions:
• You have an allergy to Advicor
• You have liver problems
• You’re pregnant, nursing, or may become pregnant
• You have peptic ulcer disease, or other bleeding problems

You should also not take the Advicor if you are taking any of the following medications, as they may have interactions:
• Boceprevir
• Clarithromycin
• Cobicistat
• Cyclosporine
• Erythromycin
• Gemfibrozil
• HIV protease inhibitors
• Itraconazole
• Ketoconazole
• Nefazodone
• Posaconazole
• Telaprevir
• Telithromycin
• Voriconazole

Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. If at any time you stop taking Advicor, contact your doctor before starting it back up, as your doctor may need to adjust the dosage.

Patients with diabetes should talk to their doctor before taking Advicor, as it may affect your blood sugar levels.

Advicor Storage and Safety Information

Your Advicor and generic counterpart should always be stored at room temperature, ideally between 68 and 77 degrees. Keep the lid closed tightly at all times and store away from heat, moisture, and light.

For best results, Advicor should be taken alone and combined with exercise and a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet.

Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking Advicor before receiving any medical, emergency, or dental care.

If you suspect an overdose, seek immediate emergency help or call Poison Control at 1-800-463-5060.