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Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... octor and he said that was okay and that he in the past used Niacin all the time to reduce cholesterol and raise the HDL and got good results and it wasn't until statins came out that they were advised to switch and he did but as of late he is back to prescribing Niacin again to several patients a week. Not all can take statins. ... (5 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... 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. ... (5 replies)
... want to get a copy of Dr. William Parsons book on cholesterol. You have to special order it, but each page is quite interesting. He mentions the pros and cons of statins vs. niacin. He has been treating patients since 1955 so he has a little experience. ... (19 replies)

... Gardeninggal, Good luck with the Niacin - I'm still taking 500-750mg/day, although I've been forgetting to take it from time to time.... I'm mostly on the Policosanol now - take it religiously... Will post my next blood test results soon. Like you, I have also read several places that longevity is related to cholesterol levels - those with the higher cholesterol levels... (8 replies)
Niaspan vs Statins
Oct 16, 2003
... Wondering if anyone is taking Niaspan. My doctor does not want me to take it. But I can't handle the side effects of statins anymore. I can live flushing from Niacin over the fatigue and muscle aches of statins. Any other side effects of Niaspan that anyone has experienced? ... (3 replies)
... As far as I know, the muscle problems are related to the statins and are not a side effect of niacin. The major side effect of niacin is the "flushing" which some people cannot tolerate. ... (3 replies)
... free Niacin and I thought I'd get an argument from him but rather he said fine and told me they used Niacin for years with good results and even now he is starting several people every week on Niacin rather then statins. ... (8 replies)
... I believe the original reference to Niacin being in a drug category when consumed at the levels people discuss here. ... (24 replies)
... she is diabetic so she can't take niacin or niaspan. 3. ... (12 replies)
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... I've never been on a statin myself, but I have a brother who had similar problems with Baycol, Lipitor, and Crestor. He is now on Vytorin, but hasn't been on it long enough to know whether or not he'll have problems with it, too. I am personally on niacin therapy, taking 750 mg daily Endur-acin, divided 3x with meals, and have achieved good control and no side effects. My... (18 replies)
... lowering therapy with statins in patients with acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease. ... (33 replies)
... Besides lowering cholesterol levels, statins are known to modify endothelial function, stabilize plaques, and reduce inflammation and thrombus formation. ... (44 replies)
... flush niacin and policosanol. ... (5 replies)
... If you want a somewhat biased although very fact based book on niacin vs statins, order the niacin book on lowereing cholesterol from Dr. William Parsons. You will have to order it as it is not in book stores. ... (6 replies)
... Niaspin vs. Slo release niacin... I don't think they are the same. I am quite pleased with the Niaspan. And it's a natual solution too. Any niacin your body doesn't use gets pee'd out as it's a water soluble vitamin. You still need to have your liver checked due to the high doses you are taking. ... (8 replies)
... uge clinical study of Crestor was ended abruptly because they determined there was a dramatic reduction in cardio fatalities amongst the group taking the statin, vs those on the placebo. The data was viewed as too compelling to continue. ... (4 replies)
... This is very interesting, but is this saying don't worry about my LDL levels or I'm "screwed" (for lack of better term). :) (22 replies)
... ng on calcified coronary plaque progression by electron beam tomography were evaluated in 182 consecutive asymptomatic patients after 1.2 years of treatment with statins alone or in combination with niacin. ... (22 replies)


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