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Niaspan ?
Sep 14, 2007
... niacin, so I would think you will not have any trouble tollerating Niaspan. My numbers improved after 3 months... but it was after taking Niaspan for about a year that I achieved my best results. ... (13 replies)
Mar 10, 2008
... I noticed that the cost of prescription niaspan is pretty high compared to over the counter niacin. A suggested dose of 1000 mg of niaspan per day suppose to be a safe dose to help reduce high cholesterol. ... (3 replies)
Dec 20, 2000
... Is Niaspan a prescription form of niacin ? ... (0 replies)

Niaspan question
Feb 15, 2010
... The straight flush Niacin is more effective than the extended release. I don't know the cost of Niaspan but Niacin is very inexpensive. ... (13 replies)
Niaspan question
Feb 15, 2010
... g of niaspan, i would speak to your doc first about changing to another. there may be a specific reason as why you should not change to the niacin. Discuss the cost expense also with your doctor, he may have another alternative for you . ... (13 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... My doctor, too, tried to push statins when my cholesterol was up, but I chose to use Enduracin, a sustained-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. Before I started it my numbers were TC 247, LDL 158, HDL 62, trigs 133. With dietary change, fish oil and... (5 replies)
... d the NMR lipoprofile report easier to interpret than the VAP report. The company that produces it displays in a more understandable format. Unfortunately, the cost is higher to have them do it. ... (16 replies)
... There is also a difference between Extended Release formulas versus Suspended release formulas. Oddly the NIASPAN Extended release has proven extremely safe even with statin use. ... (29 replies)
... With all that said, I would agree that if the cost of Niaspan is covered by insurance or if the cost out of pocket is not a major concern, by all means, go with the Niaspan. ... (29 replies)
... what your doctor will want to do. Perhaps he will want to change the statin. Perhaps he will want to add niacin to the statin. Perhaps he'll want you to give Niaspan a try. But if you are taking any niacin in addition to other medication, be sure to let your doctor know. ... (38 replies)
Lab Numbers
Dec 4, 2002
... I feel that whether you purchase Niaspan or another over the counter product, there are no doubt going to be some other fillers or binders present in the product. ... (11 replies)
... ration should come as no surprise, since it is, to the best of my knowledge, the only form of niacin that is currently available by prescription. That means that Niaspan is the only product that the FDA by law is required to evaluate. So, what kind of competition does it have in the way of FDA endorsements? ... (33 replies)
... I take 3000 mg of Niaspan a day. Some folks balk at the cost... but if you have insurance, I would definitely use it. ... (5 replies)
... If you have good prescription insurance coverage or if the cost is not a major concern, I'd go with the Niaspan, since as a drug it is more highly regulated. ... (5 replies)
... release niacin, such as Niaspan or Enduracin, may work better if your main goal is to lower LDL. ... (29 replies)
... I only take Niaspan extended release. ... (17 replies)
... So Niaspan is considerably pricier than statins...unless you have a REALLY cheap Niaspan supplier? ... (33 replies)
... If it doesn't work, Niaspan would still be an option. And if it does work, well, all the better! My point is that the patient should at least be allowed this option first. ... (33 replies)
Lab Numbers
Dec 4, 2002
... for 50 pills at 500mg.The cost is way too much. ... (11 replies)
... Don't confuse niacin with not being a medication. Niacin in high doses, even with OTC niacin, is a medication. If you have insurance, I suggest you try Niaspan. I think you will have better luck with reducing side effects. Some of the anti Niaspan folks on this board are against Niaspan due to cost (price)... not due to product and how well it works. (40 replies)

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