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Niaspan ?
Sep 14, 2007
... I agree with ventureman and think that Niaspan may be a good option if you do not want to take a statin. ... (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)
3000 mg niaspan??
Jul 31, 2008
... I think that is higher than the manufacturer's upper limit. For extended release niacin, I thought 2 grams was the limit, while for immediate release, 3 grams or more. ... (1 replies)

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)
... If you want to hold off on the niacin for now, you can always try fish oil, lecithin, and garlic. These have helped raise HDL for some people. ... (3 replies)
Mar 19, 2008
... I keep hearing different things about that. Some people say that the only kind that works is the prescription kind like Niaspan. ... (3 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... in the prescription drug Niaspan. ... (5 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... Niacin again to several patients a week. Not all can take statins. I took 1000 mg of no Flush and I took One a Day Cholesterol Plus with 10 mg of Policosanol and the last time I had my cholesterol checked it had come down 40 points. ... (5 replies)
Dec 15, 2012
... Yes, over the counter niacin. ... (3 replies)
... Don't mix any form of Extended Release Niacin with either plain or Sustained release. Besides, how do you know these over the counter niacins are really sustained release if they are not FDA approved. You don't kid around with niacin. ... (3 replies)
... can certainly be a problem. You can probably take niacin, or prescription Niaspan to help lower it. Avoiding hydrogenated fats may also help. ... (13 replies)
Dec 17, 2012
... thanks, I have heard htis is true from a friend that is a pharmacist. I will run it by my MD for a 2nd opinion I really do not want to have through bypass surgery again ,but the $277 a month is putting me in the doughnut hole in June when you add you add all the other meds I am on Niacin is 8 dollars (3 replies)
... ch risk you are willing to take. But both high cholesterol and drugs present some risks. In all probability your risk is low of having a cardiovascular event in the next few years. You might use the Heart Association chart where you plug in your numbers and see what they say your risk is in the next ten years. ... (8 replies)
... ave no problem with anyone who chooses to use Niaspan. But I do not feel that it is necessarily superior or safer than some other products which can be purchased over the counter. Nowadays, there are several reputable vitamin manufacturers who do market quality products. ... (33 replies)
... sustained release formulas. Of course NIASPAN which is Extended Release and Lab tested to precise standards has not caused these liver problems. NIASPAN is also very expensive. If you have Prescription Insurance this is not a concern. ... (9 replies)
... I think your statement might be easily misinterpreted. There have been more cases of liver damage with sustained release formulas than with the other formulas. But problems still affect only a very small proportion of users. ... (29 replies)
... for nearly twenty years. The last time I had my cholesterol checked my HDL was up to 107. Of course, I also take quite a few other supplements as well. ... (29 replies)
... k. Consumption of Dietary cholesterol usually does not have a big impact on cholesterol levels in your blood... for most folks anyway... as your liver makes all the cholesterol that your body needs. You do not need dietary cholesterol. ... (11 replies)
Lab Numbers
Dec 4, 2002
... The second thing is twofold.The over the counter niacin has not been tested with other medications that a person may be on.I know niacin has been,but the over the counter niacin has different additional chemicals in it.That brings into question the purity of what you are getting. ... (11 replies)
... I only take Niaspan extended release. ... (17 replies)

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