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... 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 or niacin?
Dec 25, 2004
... I'm not sure if you did the progression from Lipitor to Vytorin to Niacin, or if you are currently taking Vytorin AND niacin. If the latter make sure you tell your doctor and have frequent liver function tests. ... (17 replies)
... Atually WARD there are several ways of reducing cholesterol in the blood. Among them is eating less saturated and trans fats (dietary methods), by blocking the action of HmgCoA reductase in the liver (how statins work), attaching to cholesterol rich bile in the intestines thus preventing it's recycling (bile sequesterants and probably the effect of a high soluble fiber... (7 replies)

... If it is safe, what dosage of niacin per day? ... (7 replies)
... I am curious about the method of reduction for many remedies suggested. For example does niacin work in the intestines or the liver? ... (7 replies)
... marketing reports of rare, and in some cases serious, adverse events. The Patient Information section is being updated to inform patients of the signs and symptoms of hepatic, muscle, and pancreatic adverse events, for which early consultation with a physician is recommended. ... (7 replies)
... Apparently Canada is far more truthful and honest regarding prescription drug dangers than the U.S. ... (7 replies)
... BKS, As a general rule, I'd say it was unsafe. You would be taking 3 cholesterol drugs all of which are capable of causing liver problems and myalgia (muscle pain.) Taking 3 is just ASKING for trouble. (7 replies)
... and in my back where the liver is located. My dr brushed it off as nothing and wanted me to continue taking it. I refused. ... (7 replies)
... I would appreciate any discussion by those who think my total and ldl are too low. Also, any opinions on the relationship to testosterone and Prolactin levels. ... (11 replies)
... enzime Q10 in your body. I'm not sure what the correlation between swelling or soreness but using Pravachol I had some aches, pains and minor swelliing. ... (5 replies)
... My cholesterol before Vytorin and niaspan LDL was 128 and HDL was 12. ... (24 replies)
... AA, I think your cholesterol is way too low. I don't believe I would be takiing the vytorin at all. What was your cholesterol before the vytorin and the niacin? ... (24 replies)
... My brother has had great results with Vytorin. His HDL is up considerably higher than it was on Zocor and niacin. He took Crestor for a short time with negative results. The side effects were very bad and it took quite some time for him to recover. ... (14 replies)
... Is it still safe to take Niacin with Vytorin? ... (6 replies)
Niacin Studies
Jan 22, 2007
... I'm glad you dug this thread out of the vault. It is motivating to try and increase my HDL even further before my next labs in April. ... (24 replies)
... At this point all I can do is hope for the best. All I do know to my understanding and I am no expert by any means is that Niacin is extremely good for cholesterol. Not only does it effectively raise your HDL and raise it turns your HDL to a more proactive size. ... (24 replies)
Vytorin 10/20 WOW!
Dec 30, 2006
... If they were normal, then the simvastatin in the Vytorin is not likely to be the culprit. ... (6 replies)
... My doctor first tried Niaspan with me. I started at 500 mg then to 1000 mg and then the flushing, etc. ended that experiment. At that time, he told me I would have to get to 2000 mg to see any positive impact. ... (17 replies)
... and high triglycerides, which I calculated to be 205. You're young yet, and I think you should be trying alternatives to correct this imbalance. ... (10 replies)

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