It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



High Cholesterol Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oceanside CA
Posts: 3
Arlene777 HB User
Niaspan

My copay for Naispan 500mg that I was taking at night went from $20 to $71.86.
I cannot afford it.
What are my options for OTC medication.

 
Old 10-08-2010, 02:07 AM   #2
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,434
jenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB User
Re: Niaspan

Flush Niacin by Twin Labs is about $7 a bottle

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-08-2010, 10:05 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oceanside CA
Posts: 3
Arlene777 HB User
Re: Niaspan

Will give it a try. Thank you!

 
Old 10-09-2010, 09:49 AM   #4
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: portland, OR
Posts: 18
polacekt HB User
Re: Niaspan

Quote:
Originally Posted by jenj770 View Post
Flush Niacin by Twin Labs is about $7 a bottle
I assume by "Flush Niacin" you mean plain, immediate release nicotinic acid.

This is the form of niacin used in the Coronary Drug Project demonstrating reduced cardiovascular outcomes. It is the least expensive, but is the most difficult to tolerate. (25 - 40% dropout in most studies.)

Do not, however, confuse this with "No-Flush" niacin, which is made from inositol hexanicotinate. This has been proven NOT TO WORK on cholesterol levels. Very good data shows it to be the same as placebo, and its because in humans, the inositol releases the nicotinic acid molecules too slowly to achieve therapeutic levels.

Slo-niacin costs about $16 per month and is available at walgreens, Enduracin is available online, and costs about $10 per month. These are the only two sustained/extended release products with sufficient published data demonstrating safety and efficacy, according to journal authors.

 
Old 10-10-2010, 03:15 AM   #5
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,434
jenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB Userjenj770 HB User
Re: Niaspan

Flush Niacin will raise your HDL levels, if that is your wont. The reason some people find it difficult and give up is because they don't follow the recommendation to ramp up slowly. If you do this, the flushing will not be so intense; however, some flushing (which is tolerable) is part of how the benefits of the niacin work.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Niaspan vs normal slow release niacin MatrixX High Cholesterol 3 02-18-2011 03:22 PM
Persistent Rash/Blisters with Niaspan ChasGirl High Cholesterol 4 10-08-2010 10:00 AM
Niaspan side effects Onclou9 High Cholesterol 1 01-14-2009 10:27 AM
3000 mg niaspan?? sandsprite High Cholesterol 1 07-31-2008 08:57 AM
Does niaspan increase blood sugar? akfw High Cholesterol 5 02-27-2008 04:28 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Aspirin
Crestor
Lipitor
Niaspan
Pravachol
  Simvastatin Tricor
Vytorin
Zetia
Zocor




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



JJ (25), yackedar (24), jenj770 (13), ARIZONA73 (10), rudiraven (10), Titchou (5), phil58 (4), AussieBloke (4), ladybud (4), Lenin (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1011), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (761), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:55 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!