... LOVASTATIN; NIACIN (Advicor™) blocks the body''s ability to make cholesterol. Advicor™ can help lower your cholesterol level. The combination of lovastatin and niacin lowers the ''bad'' cholesterol level (LDL) and increases the ''good'' cholesterol level (HDL). By improving your cholesterol levels, you may decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This medicine is only for patients whose cholesterol levels are not controlled by diet and exercise alone. Generic tablets are not available. ...
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Lovastatin Systematic (IUPAC) name [8-[2-(4-hydroxy-6-oxo-oxan-2-yl)ethyl] -3,7-dimethyl-1,2,3,7,8,8a- hexahydronaphthalen- 1-yl] 2-methylbutanoate Identifiers CAS number 75330-75-5 ATC code C10AA02 PubChem 53232 DrugBank APRD00370 Chemical data Formula C24H36O5 Mol. weight 404.54 g/mol Pharmacokinetic data Bioavailability  ? Protein binding >95% Metabolism  ? Half life 5.3 hours Excretion  ? Therapeutic considerations Pregnancy ca ...
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