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Niaspan vs Statins
Oct 16, 2003
... My results have been great. I had flushing in the beginning but it went away with time. Look for the board "Niaspan makes me smile" on page 2. Do not take the time release niacin. It is dangerous. See the following. ... (3 replies)
... Which type of niacin? Years ago I tried an immediate release. I don't recall if it was 250 mg or just 100 mg, but I thought I was going to burn up. It isn't dangerous, but it was uncomfortable. Then a couple of years ago when I decided to use it to lower my cholesterol, I used 250 mg Enduracin, a sustained-release OTC product, and took it, as directed, with a meal. I had... (8 replies)
Dec 18, 2007
... I would ask your Doctor about prescription Niaspan... has way less flushing than immediate release niacin. ... (6 replies)

... to avoid or reduce the cutaneous flushing, a number of materials have been suggested for administration with an effective antihyperlipidemic amount of immediate release nicotinic acid, including guar gum in U.S. Pat. No. 4,956,252, and mineral salts as disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. ... (33 replies)
Niacin Flush
Nov 9, 2006
... My experience is that NOTHING affects it much with the possible exception of HUGE quantities of booze and even then only slightly. Niacin works a bit but only a for few percent change. ... (21 replies)
... This time my doctor wanted me to try Zocor but I refused. I knew that I could get the numbers down without it. I asked her about niacin and she agreed wanting me to start at 250 mg. working up to 1,500 mg. ... (6 replies)
... Niacin is a decent cholesterol drug IF statins cannot be taken. For cholesterol control however niacin just CANNOT competre with statins...the drugs are not in the same league... ... (28 replies)
... I will leave the Lopid/Zocor combination to someone more knowledgable, and speak to your trigylcerides (and frighteningly low HDL). Personally, I think the combo of high triglycerides and extremely low HDL is probably more dangerous than high LDL (and there is some research to back this opinion up). I doubt you will see much, if any, effect on your HDL and... (4 replies)
... but I wanted to take only the very minimum amount necessary. My thinking was that the lower the dose, the smaller the risk of dangerous side effects. So for the first three months I only took 250 mg. ... (95 replies)

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