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... The amount of niacin necessary to lower cholesterol is WAY more than the RDA, often 70 to 150 times the RDA and occasionally even more. ... (8 replies)
... That took my TC from 247 to around 220. My doctor wanted it lower, so I increased the niacin to 500 mg, which brought my TC to 202. My doc still wasn't happy, so I increased it to 750 mg, which brought it to 190. ... (95 replies)
Niaspan
Mar 19, 2008
... or something like Enduracin. The OTC sustained release types might be as effective as Niaspan, but the data there is limited. I think Enduracin has some clinic studies behind it, at least. ... (3 replies)

... I take niacin to lower cholesterol myself. ... (6 replies)
... some are safer than others. He might want to switch to the prescription form of niacin, Niaspan. Or perhaps cut the dosage. If he does continue to take niacin in any form, I'd think he may want to have another liver function test in three months to make sure things weren't getting worse. ... (7 replies)
... Unfortunately, I'm just not willing to exercise regularly enough, or I might have been able to avoid medication. I finally opted to take an OTC niacin, though, rather than go the statin route. I built up gradually to 750 mg. ... (1 replies)
... Aschichler, It was recommended that I take flush free niacin. Over the counter, WalMart. I bought some but NEVER took any. I wanted to try to lower my cholesterol on my own with no drugs. I, too, have heard that OTC niacin products don't do much good. Good luck to you! (12 replies)
... statin as your husband did, I doubt that I'd be willing to try a diffferent one. But his numbers aren't good, so I expect he'll want to do something. How much niacin is he taking? ... (18 replies)
Zetia
Dec 14, 2005
... been there tried that..Liver enzymes went up (27 replies)
Zetia
Dec 14, 2005
... Niacin has been used for lower cholesterol for 50 years. If your problem with statins was elevation of liver enzymes, though, niacin probably wouldn't be a good choice, either, as it too can raise liver enzymes. ... (27 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)
... 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)
... Don't confuse niacin with not being a medication. Niacin in high doses, even with OTC niacin, is a medication. ... (40 replies)
... since you flushed with NIASPAN at 1000 mg., why not instead try the hexanicotinoate or, as I do, a SLOW ACTING OTC formulation like SLO NIACIN, made up of teeny polygel encapsulated particles that dissolve slowly. ... (14 replies)
... up, but it carries the risk of hepatoxicity, so you would need your liver enzymes checked regularly on it, just as you would on a statin. I've chosen to go the niacin route myself, taking Enduracin, an OTC sustained release niacin. ... (5 replies)
... Glad to hear U got a decent report..Congrats. Hopefully your other tests will also come back as good. I really don't think a glucose of 101 is bad, or did they lower that too? My last one was 116. Keep up the good work, sounds like things are going ok.... :) (14 replies)
... ial" result of 100 or over since 1990, though, and back then that was still considered in normal range. I know 101 is just barely out of normal range, but since niacin therapy can raise serum glucose, I know my doctor is going to want to keep a close eye on it. ... (14 replies)
... treat. Niacin is available OTC, so you don't need a prescription. But please, please, please check with your doctor and have a liver enzyme test before beginning therapy. ... (9 replies)
... And it is costing me less than five dollars a month. I know that there are contraindications and some people should not be on Niacin therapy, but it never ceases to amaze me that most doctors automatically think everyone has to start with the expensive prescriptions. ... (14 replies)
... n. There is a prescription drug call Niaspan, that is slow released niacin. Your liver enzymes need to be checked if you take it, or if you take a high dosage of otc niacin. ... (12 replies)




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