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Apr 23, 2007
... the niacin. I take the timed release prescription version, Niaspan, and have had no problems with it except occasional mild flushing. It has raised my HDL by at least 20 points. ... (9 replies)
... If I read your post correctly, your husbands only concern is the HDL (good cholesterol). In that case, the best way to raise it is with Niacin (non-prescription-Vitamin B3). Most doctors even feel this is so! Crestor is best at reducing Total and LDL although they claim it raises HDL. I was on it for a few years and it never got my HDL above 40. Also, exercise and... (21 replies)
Crestor and Zetia
Nov 15, 2006
... Lenin, Vytorin's page has head-to-head studies on it and that was one of the studies. I would think the same of Crestor (due to its potency) as you and past experience :mad: . Maybe I misinterpreted the study:wave: . On another note, I'm thinking of just using Zetia for a month (instead of the Vytorin) so that I can keep taking Niacin. I feel much better on the... (4 replies)

... Niacin 500 mg x 2 each day plus supplementing with COQ10. My prior doctor gave me a prescription for Zetia, I had it filled but didn't start on it. ... (6 replies)
... ve lifestyle changes a good old college try first. But so many people just don't want to change their lifestyle, so a large number of doctors just reach for the prescription pad right away. Only you can decide just how much you are willing to try to change first. ... (2 replies)
... My doctor prescribed me Zetia due to elevated ALT levels and other issues with Crestor 5 mg. I had tried Niaspan but the flushing was bad. I went to pick up the Zetia today and was talking to my pharmacist. He asked me about my Total:HDL ratio which is approx. 6.5:1 (my total is 252 and HDL is 39). He said it would likely be easier for me to raise my HDL so I'm going to... (14 replies)
... 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 except that I believe it increases the HDL. ... (3 replies)
... Mach 8, That battle isn't going in your favor. Your Ratio of TC/HDL of 6.1 is quite bad. If you want to avoid the prescriptions drugs, I think your only alternative is a non-prescription drug, niacin. It will boost your HDL a good deal and lower your LDL somewhat if you can manage and bear with about 2 grams a day. It can be tough sledding! A very low saturated fat diet... (95 replies)
CoQ10 question
Jun 19, 2005
... Actually, I've been taking niacin on my own for the past 20 years or so, without ever being tested every few months. I think that if a doctor wrote me a prescription for it, and told me how much to take, then you'd better believe he would want me to be tested at regular intervals. ... (17 replies)
... Do you want to be on a prescription medicine for the rest of your life? ... (12 replies)
... NIASPANŽ is the only prescription extended-release form of niacin. Do not switch to another form of niacin, as it may cause damage to your liver. Flushing (warmth, redness, itching, and/or tingling of the skin) is the most common side effect. This sensation usually occurs when you start taking NIASPANŽ or when your NIASPANŽ dose is increased, and becomes less frequent over... (13 replies)
... Research studies have shown red yeast rice to be remarkably safe, but of course, you should not use it if you are also taking a prescription statin. ... (15 replies)
... with Niaspan and the requirement for prescription is the need to have consistent hepatic panels to ensure that the high dosage of niacin is not affecting the liver. ... (9 replies)
... I have been taking Niacin since 1997. The Immediate Release form has many disadvantages including flushing and possible liver damage. There is a prescription form called Niaspan which greatly reduces these side effects. ... (10 replies)
... If you are taking it, for example, as part of prescribed treatment by a doctor, then I would consult with your physician first. I take my niacin by prescription. I did have to discontinue mine for a month due to elevated bilirubin. I just restarted on 500 mg a few weeks ago. ... (20 replies)
Aug 29, 2002
... Hi GatorFan --- Good luck with the niacin --- I get my niacin from the local health food store --- I prefer to buy "quality" brands rather than a store brand. (Guess I'm just silly about somethings!!). So far I've had no problems --- and don't expect any now. I think you should be able to find the inositol without a prescription. But have you had a blood profile done... (41 replies)
... es clearly show that a majority of patients who would greatly benefit from statin treatment do not even have their blood lipids measured, much less receive early prescription of the medication. ... (33 replies)
Aug 29, 2002
... Thank you guys for giving such helpful information to a new user! I am going to start the niacin, and I feel greatly reassured by your experiences. I have one question--is the flush-free niacin (inositol?)available by prescription? Good luck Clover! (41 replies)
Aug 27, 2002
... I am inclined to agree with you. It is generally well known that many physicians receive their fair share of "perks" by pushing certain prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies have a lot of money to spread around, so they are a very influential force with tremendous clout. ... (41 replies)
Oat Bran?
Jun 1, 2001
... Taking 1.5 grams of the slow release niacin as he suggested but with some trepidation. ... (3 replies)

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