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Niacin and Lipitor
Dec 28, 2003
... High cholesterol runs in the family. I also have a brother who had heart bypass surgery at around 60 yrs. I've been taking the timed release formula of niacin, and the Inositol Hexanicotinate, flush free Niacin. I used some of the plain niacin, but don't like the way the pills stick to my mouth and don't go down easily. ... (6 replies)
Niacin and Lipitor
Dec 29, 2003
... The highlight is what I'd take heart with. I'd recommend back to the 10 mg. Lipitor and add fish oils to up the HDL and a test of some rather severe low carbbing to lower the triglycerides. ... (6 replies)
... I've been taking NIACIN immediate release for approx. 6 years. Doses ranged from 2,000 to 5,000 mg daily. I am now taking a prescription immediate release Niacin called NIACOR. ... (10 replies)

Niacin and Lipitor
Dec 23, 2003
... Hmmm, this is indeed highly unusual. You've taken very high doses of Lipitor in the past, and have not seen much of an effect on your cholesterol? ... (6 replies)
... ells in your body. I would research the importance of cholesterol in the body. You liver was suffering, as well as the other cells in your body. If you wern't taking Coq10 you doctor should be fired. But then Zetia stops the absorption of Coq10 as well as other vital number. You might have had low numbers.... ... (9 replies)
... I read an article said it is not safe to drink alcohol and RYR at the same time, that worry me a little. ... (11 replies)
... I'm taking prescription Niaspan 1000mg. 1 pill daily. ... (24 replies)
... Try taking more niacin to get it up. Three drinks a day will help a lot with this if you don't drink any now. ... (24 replies)
... I would say niacin works in the liver. But, as Lenin said, it probably isn't a good idea to start taking niacin on top of a statin without consulting with your doctor first. Although statins excel at lowering TC and LDL, niacin possessus other advantages. ... (7 replies)
Lipitor---dry eyes
Apr 10, 2011
... More numbers from later in 09 after stopping lipitor, exetrol. And just being on niacin TC 202, HDL 46, LDL 139, Tris 84. ... (8 replies)
... Brendap, I took 10 mg of Lipitor for a few years and it did a great job of lowering the cholesterol and like you I wanted to save some money so asked to be switched to Lovastatin. ... (8 replies)
... The risk of liver problems is extremely rare for Immediate Release Niacin. I've been taken the Immediate release at very high doses for over seven years and never had an elevated liver enzyme reading. Lipitor was another story. My liver enzymes began to increase after about 2 months. ... (27 replies)
... take the statin and no niacin for a while. There's no substitute for personal observation. ... (9 replies)
Jun 5, 2006
... Anyone taking niacin with a strong tendency to flushing can benefit by taking it with an aspirin or two right before bedtime. The aspirin will attenualte the flush and the sleep will anaesthetize you to it. ... (8 replies)
... rol in come in part. The reduction of HDL is not good, as this is probably the only part of the choleseterol test that I find benificial. Also you shouldn't be taking niacin with the statins as the greatly increase the chance of myopathy. From you liver test it appears that you are having the early symptoms of myopathy. ... (19 replies)
... I'm not really sure how the niacin works, but believe it probably works by lowering the liver's production of cholesterol. I do know it can present problems with liver toxicity. ... (6 replies)
Types of niacin
Jan 26, 2007
... I take 200mg 4x a day of plain old Kroger brand niacin together with Lipitor 20mg. Flushing is minor but I built up the dose over time. ... (8 replies)
Niacin Studies
Jan 24, 2007
... I take 200mg 4x a day of plain old Kroger brand niacin together with Lipitor 20mg. ... (24 replies)
Sep 9, 2006
... most definitely can. That's not to say Niacin is free from any side effects. For instance, as a blood thinner, Niacin can increase the risk of bleeding.... although, the same can be said for aspirin. ... (13 replies)
... esterol equates to a benefit still needs to be seen. One thing is certain based on my experience, statins which also lower cholesterol can definitely cause harm, and much of the research on all cause mortality have not been very impressive. ... (14 replies)

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