Niacin/lovastatin Side Effects

Please note - some side effects for Niacin/lovastatin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Side Effects of Niacin/lovastatin - for the Consumer

Niacin/lovastatin

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Niacin/lovastatin:

Back pain; diarrhea; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach upset; temporary skin redness, itching, tingling, or feelings of warmth (flushing); vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Niacin/lovastatin:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); 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; flu-like symptoms; increased sweating; joint pain; memory problems; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (especially if associated with fever and a general feeling of discomfort); red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe stomach or back pain (with or without nausea or vomiting); shortness of breath; swelling of the hands, legs, or feet; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, increased thirst, hunger, or urination; confusion; drowsiness; rapid breathing; fruit-like breath odor); symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine; pale stools; severe or persistent nausea, loss of appetite, or stomach pain; unusual tiredness; yellowing of the skin or eyes); tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision changes (eg, cloudy or blurred vision); vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

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