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... Hi ubernier your probably right I just mis-understood my Cardiologist, when I had my MI my Cholestrol was 203 which isn't that bad that's without taking any medication, serveal years ago it was 279 Wheeee......& my Triglecerides were out of this world......I'm planning on getting all my results next week We'll see if the Niaspan is lowering my Triglecerides, hope so. Thanks... (9 replies)
... Wow! A total near 100 mg/dL is pretty hard to achieve. I had mine as low as 96 mg/dL before, but my numbers were something like LDL 51 HDL 44 TG 34 (just looked back on my post to JacquelineL). Anyway, thats the first I heard of it. Even the most staunch cholesterol watchers use a cutoff of 150 mg/dL total. I think maybe your doctor meant LDL <100 mg/dL, which is exactly... (9 replies)
... above 2000 mg has definitely been associated with the Liver damage potential... but you are absolutely wrong to lump Niaspan... or immediate release niacin for that matter... ... (12 replies)

... yet another object of the present invention to provide a method for employing a composition as above, for treating hyperlipidemia, which results in little or no liver damage. ... (22 replies)
... That is the same as my Doctor advised. He said I would have no issues with 2,000mg immediate release besides the flushing :mad:. I talked to him about this and he told me not to worry about any other side effects. What he did say however is to stay away from Slo-Niacin. When I began my Niacin therapy I asked him about Slo-Niacin and he said he would not allow me to take it.... (12 replies)
... and checking with a doctor about other conditions which might make niacin therapy inappropriate for him. ... (13 replies)
... tested. My OTC niacin costs me less than five dollars a month. I would think that with a higher dosage, a person with your numbers could get them down with niacin by taking a higher dose. ... (3 replies)
Advise Please
Dec 13, 2003
... In addition some statins have been pulled from the market due to their being linked to liver damage, and death. ... (16 replies)
Advise Please
Dec 13, 2003
... A couple comments. It looks like these studies were geared to show niacin off in the best light. Why for example, compare with gemfibrozil rather than Lipitor? ... (16 replies)
... Niaspan is the only FDA approved form of niacin. Standard niacin will indeed lower Triglycerides, Lp and LDL. It will also raise HDL. ... (22 replies)
... Have you tried niacin therapy? ... (24 replies)
... release niacin for over two years. Costs me around five dollars a month. ... (28 replies)
... With your family history, I would play it cautiously. Your ratios aren't good. I'd consider niacin therapy if I were you. Niacin can both lower LDL and raise HDL. It does a better job of raising HDL than the statins. ... (2 replies)
... My philosophy about taking niacin was to take no more than necessary to do the job, so I started out with 250 mg a day for three months. ... (34 replies)
... Additionally, SR nicotinic acid formulations have been noted as causing greater incidences of liver toxicity as described in Henken et al. ... (33 replies)
... One patient who took 5 x 500mg niacin over a 48 hour period was unresponsive for several minutes. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Ventureman, I agree with you completely and know that Niaspan is an excellent option for those that do not want to take statins. I can not attest but what I have heard from many Niaspan has worked great them. I am happy I stopped slo-niacin. My Doctor said no way with slo-niacin as you mentioned it can cause all sorts of problems with long time usage since the... (23 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... release OTC niacin instead. I've had no problems with liver enzyme elevation whatsoever in the 38 months I've been on it. I've only been taking 750 mg, though. ... (5 replies)
... I would think you would be able to tell if the niacin was causing a problem long before anything serious happened. I'm taking just 750 mg. of an OTC niacin daily, and it has dropped my total cholesterol about 57 points and improved the other figures, too. ... (13 replies)
... If you have insurance that pays for prescriptions... I'd blow by the immediate release niacin and try Niaspan... you will get was less side effects than the immediate release. ... (23 replies)

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