Simcor – niacin and simvastatin

Simcor contains a combination of niacin and simvastatin.

Niacin, also called nicotinic acid, is a B vitamin (vitamin B3).

Simvastatin is in a group of drugs called statins. Simvastatin reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).

Do NOT use Simcor if you have liver disease, stomach ulcer, or are on breast-feeding.

Side effects include:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain, severe
  • black, tarry stools
  • chills
  • dark-colored urine
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • headache
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle cramps or spasms
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • muscular tenderness, wasting, or weakness
  • nausea or vomiting
  • rash
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes or skin
  • feeling of warmth
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest


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