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... There is no problem taking niacin along with blood pressure medications that I know of. ... (2 replies)
... I suspect he won't prescribe niacin because you are taking a statin. Doubt it has anything to do with BP meds. My Doctors has me taking 2 different BP meds along with my 3000 mg niacin a day. ... (2 replies)
... The niacin/statin combination was withdrawn due to liver issues in trials. too much of a good thing is too much I guess. (9 replies)

... Listen closely people, my brother is a doctor and "guess what" they won't tell you that the statin med side affects are extremely common. The side affects, listed as "rare" are so common that its really quite disconcerting that the doctors will not admit it. ... (12 replies)
... is a firm believer on treating things naturally. He put me on Red yeast Rice three years ago and it helped my numbers significantly. I would highly recommend you taking it. I would recommend taking 1,200mg twice a day. Once in the AM and once in the PM with food. ... (23 replies)
... It would be best to tell your Doctor even if you are taking 500mg of Niacin and or any over the counter dietary supplements. Niacin is a very powerful substance and has the potential to cause problems if you are not under the care of a Doctor. ... (23 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)
... but he just needed to monitor my liver enzymes several times a year. My HDL went up about 5 points and my TRIGS came down about 100 pts. on that dosage. The SLO niacin lowers total and LDL better than Immediate niacin. I think you should wait at least 30 days to check your blood. ... (42 replies)
... For years I have had high cholesterol. 2 years ago I was tested and it was still high. I started taking supplements to lower it but I wasn't consistent with them. My doctor never suggested taking a statin. ... (6 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)
... If your only liver problem is a slightly "fatty liver" there should be no problem with taking a statin... ... (16 replies)
... medicating but the bottom line is I do my research first before taking any over the counter supplement. ... (23 replies)
... You must balance benefit against risk. So maybe somebody might not want to add zetia to a statin or zetia to a statin plus niacin AND alcohol while working in a chemical plant and popping Tylenols. ... (9 replies)
... I was a little confused when I just read that taking lovastatin at does higher than 20 mg. per day should not be used in conjunction with gemfibrozil,niacin,cyclosporin or other fibrates. ... (9 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... to take effect. Maybe with the niacin and some other supplements I can bring my numbers down and raise my HDL without heading down the statin highway. Thank you too for the good tip on the "standardized" type of niacin and the place to buy it. ... (5 replies)
... 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)
... effect of my taking niacin for my cholesterol. I'm only taking 750 mg daily, which is lower than a normal therapeutic dose. ... (9 replies)
... Well, just for the record, if you are taking RYR, you are taking a statin - specifically, lovastatin (admittedly at a low dose, and lovastatin is amongst the least potent of the statins, but it is in the RYR - that's where it was first isolated from). But, looking at your numbers, I agree that I wouldn't be overly concerned with them. Assuming you don't have other risk... (31 replies)
Statin Studies
Aug 23, 2005
... terol diet they've been shoving down our throats for about as long as pushing statins on all of us. Go into a room full of people over 50 and guaranteed most are taking a statin drug....... or when they complained of side effects, are put on Zetia, etc. ... (31 replies)
... for 3 months for cholesterol. It has lowered my total cholesterol from 226 to 206 in that time. I hate taking a statin even though my doctor says that taking a stating drug is beneficial for a diabetic. ... (3 replies)

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