Advicor and Akathisia - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Akathisia is reported only by a few people who take Advicor.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Advicor and have Akathisia. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,120 people who have side effects while taking Advicor from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Dec, 08, 2022

1,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Advicor.
Among them, 1 person (0.09%) has Akathisia.

What is Advicor?

Advicor has active ingredients of lovastatin; niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 1,147 Advicor users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Akathisia?

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) is found to be associated with 1,231 drugs and 767 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Advicor and Akathisia reports submitted per year:

Could Advicor cause Akathisia?

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Advicor *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Advicor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 100 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Advicor *:

  1. Zometa: 1 person, 100.00%
  2. Gabapentin: 1 person, 100.00%
  3. Avandia: 1 person, 100.00%
  4. Carvedilol: 1 person, 100.00%
  5. Cilostazol: 1 person, 100.00%
  6. Cozaar: 1 person, 100.00%
  7. Crestor: 1 person, 100.00%
  8. Detrol: 1 person, 100.00%
  9. Diovan: 1 person, 100.00%
  10. Doxycycline: 1 person, 100.00%

Common side effects people have besides Akathisia *:

  1. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 1 person, 100.00%
  2. Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements): 1 person, 100.00%
  3. Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs): 1 person, 100.00%
  4. Movement - Uncontrolled Or Slow: 1 person, 100.00%
  5. Injury: 1 person, 100.00%
  6. Femur Fracture: 1 person, 100.00%
  7. Family Stress: 1 person, 100.00%
  8. Extrapyramidal Disorder (involuntary muscle spasms in the face and neck): 1 person, 100.00%
  9. Emotional Disorder: 1 person, 100.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 1 person, 100.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Advicor and have Akathisia?

Check whether Akathisia is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on lovastatin; niacin (the active ingredients of Advicor) and Advicor (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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