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Niaspan ?
Sep 14, 2007
... niacin, so I would think you will not have any trouble tollerating Niaspan. My numbers improved after 3 months... but it was after taking Niaspan for about a year that I achieved my best results. ... (13 replies)
... When I first started Niaspan, I took it twice a day. I didn't realize that bedtime was the best time to take it. There is nothing wrong with taking it during the day, but I clearly had better results by taking it at night. ... (4 replies)
... I'm not a doctor, but I find it interesting that both Arizona and hotdam were told not to take Niaspan. I have taken many combinations of statins, zetia, and niacin and my experience is that Niacin helped me the most. The statins lowered my total cholesterol but my hdl, ldl, and trig. ... (34 replies)

Niaspan question
Feb 23, 2010
... milder on the gastro system. The immediate release is absorbed completely within about an hour. I think the exended release lingers on longer, and is recommended to take before bed time. Immediate release can be taken any time of day, It is more convenient and metabolized very quickly. It's worth a try. ... (13 replies)
... First, let me give my disclaimer and say that Niaspan is a prescription med, so a Doctor should be the only person to prescribe it for you as they are Medical Profesionals, and I am not. ... (8 replies)
3000 mg niaspan??
Jul 30, 2008
... Hi I recently went off statins after 7 years because of side effects. I've started on niaspan and have titrated up to 2000 mg a day. My cholesterol has gone up 30 points since I started the niaspan. My doctor is telling me to increase the niaspan to 3000mg a day. ... (1 replies)
... having a glass of wine a day, if female, or up to two glasses a day, if male? ... (13 replies)
... I'm starting to take OTC niacin and am looking for the most reliable OTC brand and type. As far as type, I bought two different kinds... ... (9 replies)
... I've tried all of those things, except for eggs. ... (13 replies)
Need some advice
Mar 18, 2007
... I have high cholestrol and have been taking Lipitor for about 7 years now. After trying Vytorin for a time I recently asked to be switched back to Lipitor. At that visit the Doctor took my blood. It was a non fasting draw. The results kinda alarming. ... (8 replies)
... I am in a very low range but am concerned as very low cholesterol could be a bad thing. For men HDL needs to be above 40. Being just 2 points above the normal range makes me very uncomfortable as a year ago my HDL was at 55 which is good. ... (34 replies)
... Thank you very much for your support and encouragement as well. Also I want to thank everyone else on this board who have helped me with the transition to Niacin. ... (17 replies)
... Only you can decide how much 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. ... (8 replies)
... I'm a 46 year old male, 155 lbs. Around 2007 I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. My LDL was 160 and total was 224, so at the advice of my doctor, I started taking simvastatin, 40mg. The first few weeks I paid attention to see if I would have any side effects. ... (5 replies)
... Both namelessme and I have written several times on the topic of HDL and Trig's. Both of these can be addressed using a 'high pure quality' omega3 fish oil. ... (7 replies)
... I have always tried nearly every medication for a time that my Doctors have prescribed to me... I believe in giving them all a chance, unless I read some horror side effects from folks... ... (17 replies)
... range. Getting it to 43 was great work! My GP doubted I could ever raise it to even 40, with Niacin. ... (16 replies)
... I do see about the doseage, but most all say to be careful if you have diabetes, so I will make sure he talks with both drs. ... (5 replies)
... NIACIN and NIASPAN are semantics and price. They are perfectly equivalent except one is by Rx and the other is over the counter. ... (6 replies)
... Fat intake keeps your HDL high. That is, if you eat a cube of butter a day, your HDL will improve quite a bit. However, moderation is key. No one is recommending you eat a cube of butter... can't be too good for anyone. ... (11 replies)


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