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... my HDL climb from 68 in 1989, all the way up to 107! Yeah, I do take a lot of other supplements as well, and try to get out and walk more often. But I think the niacin was definitely a contributing factor. I really do believe that niacin is superior to statins. ... (19 replies)
... prescription niacin, is OTC and as such is not regulated by the FDA. Manufacturers can change concentration at will once approved for OTC sales. The FTC does regulate unsubstantiated specific claims on OTC, not the FDA. ... (15 replies)
... Are you interested, then, in OTC supplements to change your lipid profile picture? ... (13 replies)

... Several years ago my doctor(s) told me to do the following: Double my dose of Advicor (1000 mg SR Niacin - 20 Mg Lovastatin) I had been taking 1 per day; went to 2 per day Take 1000 mg Fish Oil capsules - 2 per day. My total cholesteral was already within range, my good cholesteral was lower range. My total and bad cholesteral (& triglycerides) dropped like a... (1 replies)
Jun 29, 2010
... Then again, you could just purchase an OTC brand of straight flush Niacin at a lower dose and start there. ... (19 replies)
... High dose niacin or prescription Niaspan may be a better option than a statin or a fibrate, as it will help raise HDL much better than any other drug. ... (20 replies)
... Niacin which is OTC and extended release. There again, I wouldn't go over 1000 mg combined with the Vytorin, without your dr approving. ... (16 replies)
... counter niacin. I didn't like the flushing of the OTC niacin. I'm taking 3000 mg Niaspan and doing just fine on it... no flushing. ... (2 replies)
... so much that I just don't do enough. Maybe if I were willing to do more, I could have brought the numbers down more. I opted not to take a statin, but am on an OTC niacin instead. That brought my numbers down enough. On high dose niacin, one has to have regular liver enzyme tests, just as one does with a statin. ... (2 replies)
... or uses is every six months or after three months if you have increased your dosage. Your doctor may have a different schedule, but I've read of patients taking niacin whose doctors failed to have those tests done, and I just wanted to emphasize the importance in the remote event your doctor is like that. ... (3 replies)
... Enduracin, but I take only 250 mg at a time, and take it with meals to minimize flush. There is also the recommendation to take an aspirin 30 minutes before the niacin to minimize flush, but I never felt that was necessary. ... (13 replies)
... I go back to the doc on 8/19. Liver was fine and has been always EXCEPT 22 years ago when I took a sulfa drug for a UTI and it elevated my liver enzymes big time. Went back to normal the following month. So because I have had a liver problem in connection with a prescription drug, that is why I am a little leary about this stuff. I don't even think I would drink at all... (3 replies)
... nking an average of 2 ounces 80 proof liquor daily since Christmas. Prior to that, I was probably doing so only two or three days a week. So for me, neither the niacin nor the alcohol has influenced my liver. ... (3 replies)
... or less a month I pay for the OTC Enduracin. ... (5 replies)
... I wouldn't take Red Yeast Rice either, if I'd been unable to tolerate statins. You might want to look at some other options. Niacin therapy, of course, is an old standby. It has been used to lower cholesterol for decades. Therapeutic doses usually run about 1000 to 2000 mg. ... (18 replies)
... From what I have heard, they now have even a non flush OTC Niacin, that is what my dr. told me to give a try, as she knows I won't take any statin. ... (26 replies)
... And when the higher doses of niacin are banned as OTC products, I will have to pay more than ten times as much to get the same result from a prescription niacin. For what? ... (13 replies)
New LDL Guidelines
Dec 15, 2004
... those medical risks, I think I'd want to err on the side of caution and go along with what the doctor suggests, if you can. I was going to suggest looking into niacin therapy. ... (11 replies)
... triglyceride numbers or whether it is a problem of liver enzymes becoming elevated. If the later, you may be taken off Niacin therapy, so it is a whole new ball game. ... (12 replies)
... tand that niacin helps keep chol numbers low if they are low already so maybe if you can stand the statins long enough to get yours down , then you can go to the niacin which is an OTC supplement. Just my 2 cents of course as I am anything but a poster child for good health !! ... (11 replies)

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