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  1. Lower triglycerides
    ... I am taking 2000mg a day of niaspan and 3 grams of fish oil before bed. Dunno what my...

  2. New numbers and lipitor
    ... if you have any side effects. I take 2000mg of Niaspan , and 10mg of lipitor and tolerate it well....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  3. What are you doing to boost HDL Levels?
    ... I take 10 mg Zocor and 1000mg Niaspan . Also drink one glass of red wine and take Krill fish ... went from LDL 75 Hdl 38 to LDL 68 Hdl 51 after adding Niaspan . Important: It takes several months to see the benefit ... of the Niaspan for some people including myself. I still get flushing ... but it doesn't really bother me. I had also taken Niaspan a few years ago but stopped after this weird horrible...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  4. Muscle Pains
    ... switching to red yeast rice and see what he/she says. Niaspan is another option, one that shouldn't really cause...
    ... like me and I am on only 20mg of pravachol and 1500mg Niaspan ( just started this after the bloodtest )....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Pravachol

  5. Cholesterol Measuring Questions
    ... sterols too (stanols don't absorb in the body). Niaspan is probably worth speaking to your doctor about, if...

  6. do i need medication for high triglycerides
    ... around 300 if I remember correctly. With Lipitor and Niaspan , and an even healthier diet (and some exercise; that...
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  7. question about peanut butter
    ... with the test marker, so I have a prescription for Niaspan , I figured I would try it and see if the LP(a) came ... and I need to find a new doc to discuss taking the Niaspan and see if I need my liver tested if I decide to take...

  8. My numbers and how to lower trigs
    ... I am on 10mg pravachol and I also take 1000mg of Niaspan . I did a poor job of eating so I guess it could be...
    ... look ok and you can tolerate the flush you can up the Niaspan . At higher dosages Niaspan can lower the LDL and TGs...
    ... I am on 10mg pravachol and I also take 1000mg of Niaspan . I did a poor job of eating so I guess it could be...
    ... with discussing with your cardiologist upping your Niaspan if you can tolerate it and if your LFTs are okay....
    ... no end. I am doing 1000mg 2 times a day now of the Niaspan and 4 1000mg fish oil pills a day as well. Does it ... matter that I am splitting up the niaspan doses as I doubt I could take all that at once. And...
    ... m wrong, but I think it's best to take all of the Niaspan at once and before bed. I take 2g right before I go...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Pravachol

  9. How Horrible Is This???
    ... cholesterol also had my thyroid results. He put me on Niaspan to take with Wellchol for 6 weeks and I go back to ... tested, he will do the VAP test. Last night I took the Niaspan for the first time and I started itching like I was...
    ... Okay day 5 on Niaspan .. happy to report the tickle in the throat thing...

  10. Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????
    ... is good), it'd also raise your total cholesterol. Niaspan primarily raises HDL. What doses of fish oil + Niaspan...
    ... Numbers in Sept of 07 before the Niaspan total 277 LDL 194 HDL 55 Trig 138 Numbers June ... 08 taking 1000 mg of Niaspan and 3000mg of fish oil w omega 3 Total 339 LDL...

  11. Niaspan Results
    ... willk48;3718139]I take 10mg of Zocor. Added 500mg Niaspan and after 4 wks HDL went down a little to 38 (from...
    ... willk48;3718139]I take 10mg of Zocor. Added 500mg Niaspan and after 4 wks HDL went down a little to 38 (from ... can take a while before one sees actual benefit from Niaspan . Can I assume the ldl are most likely of the small ... Small particle is the dangerous type, by the way. Niaspan alone may do the trick. If you have coronary artery...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  12. Lovaza
    ... also ask your doctor about trying red yeast rice. Niaspan is another option....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  13. I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... Total 266 LDL 195 HDL 47 TRI 121 Been taking Niaspan & fish oil cant handle the statins also due to taking ... thoughts!!!! I dont know what to do. I am still taking Niaspan but apparently it isnt working either.:)...
    ... Niaspan didn't help me either. Then again, it's mostly for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Zetia Zocor vytorin

  14. Can Niacin raise your blood glucose?
    ... I take Niaspan and have noticed my fasting glucose levels have gone...
    ... I noticed exactly the same thing when I was on Niaspan . My glucose went up around 112 which was slightly ... switched to simvastatin. I was originally put on niaspan because I was afraid of statins. I have not had...
    ... I just tried Niaspan on top of my Crestor and Zetia to see if I could get ... felt horrible on this medication. I had to stop the Niaspan . I will have to find something else to raise my HDL...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor Simvastatin Crestor Zetia prandin

  15. Brand new here and upset with my 'numbers'.
    ... than 30) As a result of this test I was placed on Niaspan for about 18 months. I went off it because it was ... My glucose dropped like a stone after stopping the niaspan so I am glad I went off it. My glucose was not ... just slightly out of range (112). After stopping the niaspan it dropped back down to 83 which is what is normal ... for me. Niaspan is great for raising HDL (mine was 92 at the last...
    ... an appt. with a cardiologist to see if she can take Niaspan to raise her HDL. Her GP told her Niaspan has two...
    ... Hello Jacal5, Niaspan increases the anti-coagulant action of coumadin making...
    ... getting them prior to taking the meds. I did take niaspan for 18 months and the flushing really drove me nuts...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Simvastatin Coumadin Zocor

  16. 3000 mg niaspan??
    ... Your doctor recommended 3 grams of Niaspan ? I think that is higher than the manufacturer's upper ... Another alternative is Slo-Niacin, which is cheaper than Niaspan . But don't do any of these without checking with...

  17. Niacin and blood pressure meds
    ... ve taken metoprolol with niacin, but I have taken Niaspan + cardevilol (Coreg). I assume your doctor said it...
    ... I've been taking metoprolol with niaspan for years. No problems whatsoever. Since they ... put the orange coating on the Niaspan a year or so ago, I've had no problems with flushing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Coreg Metoprolol Toprol

  18. My recent tests
    ... Triglycerides 146 This was while taking 500 mg Niaspan , which seemed to be doing nothing much besides giving ... minor heart palpitations. My numbers before trying Niaspan were basically the same, with an LDL around 110-120ish ... . So... this time I dropped the Niaspan , and instead tried 1200 mg red yeast rice and a decent...

  19. How bad are these numbers?
    ... triglycerides are so high. You could be pre-diabetic. Niaspan probably would be a good medication for you to try...

  20. Anyone heard of an HDL this low?
    ... after 3 months it was 26 but not much. so he put me on niaspan 500mg 2x a day and after three months on that it went ... that your husband will be fine w/ lifestyle change or niaspan . also red wine 2 8oz glasses a day will raise it ... back to the liver so it can be wasted and that what niaspan does. hope this help. have a blessed day...

  21. High Numbers For Years
    ... Then no matter what I did it didn't work. I was on niaspan for 18 months. Then I started to get a slightly high ... LDL went up again. It had been as low as 117 on the niaspan . then jumped up to 181 (HDL 71). I have been on...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Simvastatin Zocor

  22. Advice on triglycerides and medicine
    ... from Zocor. The only thing that increased my HDL was Niaspan (the prescription version of time-release B vitamin...
    ... but it's better than having a cholesterol over 600. Niaspan might be the better choice though, as it will also...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lopid Zocor

  23. scared now that I know the numbers
    ... Plaque. I take 40mg of Pravachol and 750mg of Niaspan every day plus 2 baby aspirins and 50mg of Toprol...
    ... done even though I've been faithful with my Zocor, Niaspan and exercise. Everytime I forget about having plaque...
    ... important, to keep your HDL as high as possible (which Niaspan will help). 47 isn't bad; anything below 40 you want...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Pravachol Toprol Zocor Lipitor

  24. The results are in............
    ... and wondered if I should ask him about a script for Niaspan ? Does Niaspan work better than IR niacin? Just a...
    ... Congrats!!! I don't know if Niaspan works better than IR, but I do know nothing worked ... on my HDL, including 500 mg Niaspan , until we got the dose up to 1000 mg....
    ... the 'doc' tomorrow: Forget Niacin and that includes Niaspan . Just stop taking it altogether with RYR. I'll recommend...
    ... the one that actually asked him about a script for Niaspan and he wrote me one. Don't think I'll fill it now...
    ... why I should forget about any more Niacin right now, Niaspan or otherwise?...
    ... why I should forget about any more Niacin right now, Niaspan or otherwise? Hiya Mayor, No problem. These are...
    ... again listen to conventional wisdom and not fill that Niaspan script. I will research the NKO and see if I can...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lovastatin

  25. New numbers I am at the end of my rope help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... to lower my then cholesterol of 277, I have taken Niaspan for months, fish oil for over a year, had my tests ... 150 to 120 that was ok, the doc put me on zetia and Niaspan for a while did not have any tests done than I changed ... chix, no carbs, exercise,, came off the zetia and niaspan for a couple of months, had my test done a few weeks...
    ... things can add to your increased numbers. Not sure how Niaspan compares to good 'ole IR (immediate release) niacin...
    ... on by taking medication for depression, I thought Niaspan was the wonder drug, I was taking slo niacin before ... switching to Niaspan , wondering if I should continue the Niaspan with the ... crestor or just take Niaspan without crestor, not too sure that genetics plays...
    ... high enough dose. How much do you currently use? Niaspan is effective at increasing HDL and it usually does...
    ... far as fish oil I take 3 1000 mg a day.I also have Niaspan and slo niacin so I am wondering if I should continue ... so which one and how much? I was taking 1000mg of Niaspan and same on the slow niacin. Thanks for the reply...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Zetia

  26. EBCT scan of your heart....
    ... study. Bad thing is that in spite of taking statins, niaspan , eating right and working out 5 days a week, my calcium...
    ... study. Bad thing is that in spite of taking statins, niaspan , eating right and working out 5 days a week, my calcium ... stress test which was fine and was put on Zocor and Niaspan . I've been tempted to have another one done to see...
    ... by now its between 40-45 percent. I am now taking Niaspan and Pravachol and will start the Ornish diet tomorrow...
    ... study. Bad thing is that in spite of taking statins, niaspan , eating right and working out 5 days a week, my calcium ... great. How does that happen? Could the statins or niaspan have just calcified some of the pre-existing plaque...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor Pravachol

  27. LP(a) over 100!
    ... high Lpa numbers. What form of niacin is he taking, Niaspan ? The best form to take, although many people can...

  28. need advice, please
    ... Niaspan is a possible option. Oat bran + fish oil might help...
    ... problems in some people. You can ask your doctor. Niaspan is a potential alternative, depending on what your...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Questran

  29. Got My New Results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6/06/2008
    ... on vytorin for 9months now and but first started on niaspan worked for hdl but not ldl as much as it should thats ... why i am on vytorin also has me on niaspan 500mg with my vytorin .i wanted to ask what kind of...
    ... And Fibrates are even worse in this regard. If Niaspan worked for you, and you can tolerate the side effects ... , why not try a higher dose, say 1.5-2grams Niaspan , and if necessary, a low dose statin? And I believe...
    ... Come May Try Advicor Or Zocor But Just 20mg With Niaspan ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin Zocor

  30. Red yeast info + questions (long post)
    ... It seems as if I'm going to have to stop taking Niaspan , as increasing the dosage started giving me heart ... palpitations, stomach aches and a bit of insomnia. Low dose Niaspan wasn't helping, so my doctor wants me to drop it....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lovastatin Zocor

  31. Disappointing results
    ... results in. Somehow, my HDL has gone down on 500mg Niaspan daily. HDL started off at a paltry 29. After around ... oil/vitamin D changes I made. As to reasons why Niaspan didn't help... still a bit clueless. One possibility ... Another possibility as to why my HDL went down is: the Niaspan didn't really help to begin with, and my temporary ... range would have occurred with or without being on Niaspan . My HDL range tends to be 28-34ish, so there is no ... guarantee that Niaspan originally rose my HDL at all. I speak with my ... we'll have to go over new options. Perhaps raising Niaspan to the 750mg-1000mg range would work. If not, I'm...
    ... I believe the upper limit for Niaspan is 2 grams. The people that take 3 grams are probably...

  32. Latest results bad after taking Niacin
    ... to LDL of 80, HDL of 75 and TG of 50 with niacin ( Niaspan 1000 per night) weight loss and endurance exercise...
    ... to LDL of 80, HDL of 75 and TG of 50 with niacin ( Niaspan 1000 per night) weight loss and endurance exercise...
    ... Isn't timed-release niacin bad for you? And what is niaspan , please...

  33. Niacin and warnings about doctor's supervision......
    ... or the EXTENDED release prescription form called NIASPAN . (You need a prescription) these two NIACIN forms...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  34. Lipitor..Crestor...and now this?
    ... I'd suggest asking your doctor about Niaspan + fish oil, and also get his vitamin D levels tested...

  35. Six months off Lipitor and LDL RISING>>HELP!
    ... November total 210, HDL 76, LDL 121..Off lipitor On Niaspan ...Now Total 297, LDL 194, HDL 76....Exercise almost ... for osteopenia...Suggested I try omega 3s with the Niaspan ...Suggestions please????????????????Thanks...
    ... Niaspan 500 mg...Diet is low fat low carb...light multigrain...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  36. Test Results - Need Advice
    ... based on the VAP test results, maybe try a lower dose Niaspan and see if it helps? Instead of 1 gram, try 500mg...
    ... $42! I didn't have enough money. I have been on Niaspan - I am going to call my doctor and ask if I can ... use the Niaspan until the simvastatin comes in on mailorder (mailorder...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Simvastatin

  37. Lipitor!!
    ... taken (or you just don't want to take one), consider Niaspan , which most likely will have to be titrated up to ... periodically checked, same as if you take a statin. Niaspan may be less effective than a statin in reducing your...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Lovastatin Zocor

  38. Statin side effects and new numbers
    ... about a year, and was taking 10mg of Lipitor and 2g of Niaspan , with these numbers TC 140 HDL 67 LDL 56 TRI ... stopped taking lipitor 2 months ago and only take Niaspan with these numbers TC 204 HDL 46 LDL 138 TRI...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor Zetia

  39. After 6 months of regular niacin 2000mg
    ... I started taking niaspan about 9 months ago with very favourable results. I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  40. Success with diet and exercise...my new numbers
    ... use over-the-counter niacin, or prescription niacin ( Niaspan )? I've heard that the over-the-counter stuff doesn...
    ... use over-the-counter niacin, or prescription niacin ( Niaspan )? I've heard that the over-the-counter stuff doesn...

  41. crestor side effects
    ... Crestor won't do the same thing to me. I'm also on Niaspan 500 I just joined this board today....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Crestor Lipitor

  42. Niaspan and Gout?
    ... My doctor said that Niaspan may actually cause gout so I no longer take it. Yes...
    ... hope I don't have a repeat attack after stopping the Niaspan , but you never know. It's good to know about the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Indocin

  43. niaspan
    ... only kind that works is the prescription kind like Niaspan . Thanks...
    ... only kind that works is the prescription kind like Niaspan . Thanks Immediate release niacin or certain sustained ... OTC sustained release types might be as effective as Niaspan , but the data there is limited. I think Enduracin...

  44. will non-flush niacin work as well as flush niacin?
    ... you mean sustained/extended release niacin, such as Niaspan , yes that will help and usually has minimal flushing...

  45. what do no flush niacin capsules look like
    ... is still high so I asked the doctor to let me try Niaspan which is the slow release Niacin. She is starting...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  46. Need Advice on Starting Niacin Therapy?
    ... your liver is doing. You can ask your doctor about Niaspan (much less risk of flush), or if you feel adventurous ... somewhat on how bad you flush. If it's something like Niaspan , 500mg is the initial starting dose. You'll need a...
    ... to go against what I am doing. I just started the niaspan therapy and have gotten myself up to 1000mg a day...
    ... to go against what I am doing. I just started the niaspan therapy and have gotten myself up to 1000mg a day...
    ... you were on a much higher Niacin dose..I am using Niaspan which I believe is much easier on the liver then IR...
    ... you were on a much higher Niacin dose..I am using Niaspan which I believe is much easier on the liver then IR ... work. I get somewhat rare side effects from niacin/ niaspan , so I have to titrate slowly (and be careful) -- that...
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  47. wanna know about CoQ10 ?
    ... i take vytorin 10/40 and 500mg of niaspan everyday to lower cholesterol wanna know? if i can...
    ... I take 10mg of lovastatin and 500mg of Niaspan each night before bedtime. I take 60mg CoQ10 in the...
    ... mike_i;3479460]I take 10mg of lovastatin and 500mg of Niaspan each night before bedtime. I take 60mg CoQ10 in the...
    ... Something that might interest you is a statin/ niaspan combo pill. I forget if it's out already, but I believe ... so low 29 is were is at right now but i have input niaspan with it started at 500 mg 3 weeks ago and going up ... will see in may what my numbers are with the input of niaspan and vytorin together will do thanks god bless...
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  48. Will 20mg of Pravachol Fix this??
    ... MIRACLE CURE" There is a prescription NIACIN called " NIASPAN " which is now very popular. You may not need the PRAVACHOL ... rate. (Especially ZOCOR or PRAVACHOL) NOTE: The NIASPAN is very expensive, but it is very effective and avoids...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Pravachol Pravastatin Zocor

  49. High total cholesterol and very high LDL
    ... less dangerous. Major diet changes + exercise + Niaspan could possibly work, but you'd need a large dose of ... Niaspan , and I'm not sure it'd lower your LDL levels enough...
    ... less dangerous. Major diet changes + exercise + Niaspan could possibly work, but you'd need a large dose of ... Niaspan , and I'm not sure it'd lower your LDL levels enough...

  50. HELP! Do I REALLY need to go on Zocor?
    ... screwed , thats my problem along with low HDL..I am on niaspan now , 1000mg a day and i try now to eat as little...

  51. lab results
    ... but no affect on hdl so doc told me to start 500mg niaspan with my vytorin any concern there ? can i mix both...
    ... You can take Niaspan with a statin, although I think I read it can increase ... are, without lipoprotein testing. If you can take Niaspan without too many side effects, you might want to ask...
    ... [QUOTE=namelessme;3446986]You can take Niaspan with a statin, although I think I read it can increase ... are, without lipoprotein testing. If you can take Niaspan without too many side effects, you might want to ask ... HE PUT ME ON VYTORIN BECAUSE AT FIRST HE HAD ME ON NIASPAN THAT WORKED FOR MY HDL IT WENT UP TO 39 FROM 25 BUT ... BUT MY CHOLESTEROL STILL IS UP AND DOWN SO HE PUT ME NIASPAN AGAING WITH MY VYTORIN TOSEE IF THE HDL WILL GO UP...
    ... HE PUT ME ON VYTORIN BECAUSE AT FIRST HE HAD ME ON NIASPAN THAT WORKED FOR MY HDL IT WENT UP TO 39 FROM 25 BUT ... number for your reading, not a true number. Since Niaspan worked so well for raising your HDL to begin with ... potential for side effects, for seemingly no reason. Niaspan + Zetia + Zocor.... for an LDL of 105 on Niaspan....
    ... number for your reading, not a true number. Since Niaspan worked so well for raising your HDL to begin with ... potential for side effects, for seemingly no reason. Niaspan + Zetia + Zocor.... for an LDL of 105 on Niaspan....
    ... range, then the statin does make more sense. Raising Niaspan dosage alone might have gotten your LDL below 100...
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  52. vap Results
    ... of Zetia, so I now take 10mg of Lipitor and 2g of Niaspan . Here are my VAP results. My LDL went up from 56,...
    ... Plaque program? How long have you been using the niaspan ? I've read where it can take up to 6 months to see...
    ... day, 3g of Lysine, plus CoQ10. I've been taking the Niaspan for several years. I have looked at Dr. Davis site...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor Zetia

  53. Niaspan users please read
    ... follow whatever advice your doc gave you. 500mg Niaspan produced less flush than 100mg IR Niacin, at least...
    ... Niaspan is not a statin right? It won't give me body aches...
    ... Niaspan is a prescription version of the B vitamin niacin...
    ... getting good advice from your doctor. I started on 500mg niaspan for one month . Then 1000 mg for 3 months. I then ... dramatic increase in my HDL. I think that taking the niaspan was the secret to buildin g up tolerance for regular ... It was a scary experience.Anyway after 3 months on niaspan (100mg)my HDL went from 42 to 52. After 3 months on...
    ... is I didn't know he was going to be prescibing me Niaspan until i was sitting in his office near the end of...
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  54. A few questions for the smart peeps here..
    ... vitamin. There is a new Extended release NIACIN called NIASPAN (available by prescription only) which suppose to...
    ... vitamin. There is a new Extended release NIACIN called NIASPAN (available by prescription only) which suppose to...
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  55. 6 month results of Niacin therapy
    ... incentive to give it a try also. When I started on the niaspan ( 500 then a 1000mg) my doctor said he had no other ... the 3 months I then went on the 2000mg of regular niaspan and my numbers are almost exactly the same as yours...
    ... incentive to give it a try also. When I started on the niaspan ( 500 then a 1000mg) my doctor said he had no other ... the 3 months I then went on the 2000mg of regular niaspan and my numbers are almost exactly the same as yours...
    ... Arizona! Gives us hope. My husband was switched to Niaspan a couple months ago. The Lipitor at 20mgs. was causing ... discomfort. His numbers after 1 month with 500 Niaspan : (He is still taking 2-600mgs RYR) T/C - 181 Hdl ... Trg - 53 LDL - 118 Our physician upped the Niaspan to 1,000 and with my gentle nudging ;) I encouraged...
    ... Arizona! Gives us hope. My husband was switched to Niaspan a couple months ago. The Lipitor at 20mgs. was causing ... discomfort. His numbers after 1 month with 500 Niaspan : (He is still taking 2-600mgs RYR) T/C - 181 Hdl ... Trg - 53 LDL - 118 Our physician upped the Niaspan to 1,000 and with my gentle nudging ;) I encouraged...
    ... while. For others it never goes away. You could try Niaspan , if it is a real problem....
    ... any diabectic symptoms before. He also raised Niaspan to 1,500 mg. and wiil be re-drawn in 1 month in March...
    ... any diabectic symptoms before. He also raised Niaspan to 1,500 mg. and wiil be re-drawn in 1 month in March...
    ... is time released over a very long period of time. Niaspan is time released but is safe and effective. The release ... of Niaspan is pretty much the same on your liver like immediate...
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  56. Does niaspan increase blood sugar?
    ... [QUOTE=akfw;3400763]My doctor increased my niaspan doseage to 2000 mg. daily due to high triglycerides ... glucose level went to 150. I suspect that the high niaspan doseage is playing a role in all this. Am I correct ... probably correct as there are many reports stating Niaspan can affect blood sugar levels. Report your blood sugar...
    ... [QUOTE=akfw;3400763]My doctor increased my niaspan doseage to 2000 mg. daily due to high triglycerides ... glucose level went to 150. I suspect that the high niaspan doseage is playing a role in all this. Am I correct ... ? A.K. I was on Niaspan for 18 months when my blood sugar started to creep ... ordering tests to check me for diabetes. I stopped the Niaspan on my own and my glucose dropped down to 75. The ... only change I made was dropping the Niaspan . So there is no question in my mind that there is...
    ... Niaspan only increases blood at doses above 2000 mg a day ... concern to diabetics. I've been taking 3000 mg Niaspan for about 1.5 years now, and my blood sugar sometimes ... and sometimes not. You should be fine on 2000 mg Niaspan a day. But one last question: Why are you upping...
    ... Hey Guy1_USA, How are things going on Niaspan ? Doing well still on 2,000mg immediate release Niacin...
    ... with interest. He had been on Lipitor, switched to Niaspan due to side effects of Lipitor. Never had any issues...
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  57. Low-carb cholesterol total: 347
    ... people. For the last 1.5 years, I've been taking Niaspan and it brought my numbers down 50%... into the normal ... to ever do this, and the side effects are minimal. Niaspan is just prescription niacin. Bottom line, given ... your blood test. Talk to your Doctor about trying Niaspan . Make sure you talk to him about the flushing it...

  58. More on Niacin
    ... I started taking 1000 mg of niaspan about 6 months ago , I also take 20 mg of Zocor for ... pleased with the test at the time. After taking the Niaspan for three months the flushing seemed to be getting ... who is thinking of trying niacin... Maybe try the niaspan first to build up a tolerance and then switch to the...
    ... QUOTE=jimmydale57;3381337]I started taking 1000 mg of niaspan about 6 months ago , I also take 20 mg of Zocor for ... pleased with the test at the time. After taking the Niaspan for three months the flushing seemed to be getting ... who is thinking of trying niacin... Maybe try the niaspan first to build up a tolerance and then switch to the...
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  59. My Cholesterol Results
    ... omega 3, and maybe ask your doctor about niacin (or Niaspan , the prescription version). They also have a prescription...

  60. Niacin - liver damage
    ... adverse effects on the liver. I take 3000 mg Niaspan , and my cholesterol now, is as follows: Total Cholestero...

  61. VAP Test Result, Help!!!!
    ... He said I should be treated , then I asked about Niaspan and he said I could try it, but then I said maybe...
    ... numbers? Based on the info posted, trying 500mg Niaspan might not be a bad idea. Your LP(a) was a little elevated...
    ... almost morning, I cut back on doing that. Do you think Niaspan is better than getting over the counter immediate ... release niacin at this point? Is 500 mgs of Niaspan the lowest dose? Happy Holidays....
    ... morning, I cut back on doing that. Do you think Niaspan is better than getting over the counter immediate ... release niacin at this point? Is 500 mgs of Niaspan the lowest dose? Happy Holidays. Since your ... results showed it no better than a placebo. 500mg Niaspan is the smallest dosage they sell, I believe. Since ... top of the upper ranges, or slightly above, trying Niaspan might be worthwhile. It's one of the few (if only ... IR niacin made my face red, ears itchy, etc. 500mg Niaspan and, at most, I have a slight tingly feeling for a...

  62. Diet affecting blood tests
    ... much better. I am now on 10mg of Lipitor and 2g of Niaspan . So my Dr. wants to check my lipids and have a follow...
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  63. Niaspan ans RYR
    ... Yes, my sister is on both red yeast rice and Niaspan . (I, on the other hand, have to take Lipitor and ... Niaspan). The Niaspan tends to have more of an effect on HDL and trigylcerides...
    ... the pain subsided but, the pain returned, thus the Niaspan . Knowing there are others out there on RYR & Niaspan ... numbers won't be too far off couple weeks and the Niaspan will work. He will need to be on medications for life...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lipitor

  64. niacin
    ... I would ask your Doctor about prescription Niaspan ... has way less flushing than immediate release niacin ... D I take 3000 mg of niacin a day in the form of Niaspan ... and do not have any issues with the flushing. ...

  65. does anyone have any good testemonies on vytorin10/40 in a short period.
    ... lord staff this is miket78 wondering if i can take niaspan with my vytorin 10/40? to help my hdl lipids ....
    ... lord staff this is miket78 wondering if i can take niaspan with my vytorin 10/40? to help my hdl lipids .[/QUOTE...
    ... lord staff this is miket78 wondering if i can take niaspan with my vytorin 10/40? to help my hdl lipids .[/QUOTE...
    ... Mike, Absolutely, I would not take Niaspan with Vytorin 10/40 without your dr giving you the ... go ahead. Niaspan is a prescription so hopefully your dr would just ... give you one or the other. Actually, Niaspan is much more beneficial for HDL, which seems to be...
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  66. Niacin no-flush
    ... preference to any other form of Niacin, including Niaspan , following promising head to head trials against the ... weaker Statins and Niaspan . However, as with any other drug, it works for some...
    ... to see a large double-blinded study comparing it to Niaspan or IR niacin. In my own case, my triglycerides ... 2500 mg/daily of no-flush niacin for several months. Niaspan has improved my HDL, LDL and Triglycerides, however...
    ... trying the same exact brand, but ended up going with Niaspan , as I was a bit impatient experimenting with various...

  67. how can olive oil benefit my hdl levels to go up?
    ... male 29 years tc 166 hdl 25 trig 70 ldl 127 tried niaspan 500mg could not handle it but did raise my hdl to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin

  68. Niaspan
    ... I have been on Niaspan for about 5 weeks now and a couple of times over the ... eating sweets or something shortly before I take Niaspan . In any case, this fluhsing does happen occationally ... will get less noticeable flushing if you take the Niaspan only at bedtime. And you will get way better results...

  69. Should I be on medication?
    ... most folks can't handle the flushing these causes. Niaspan is a prescription version of niacin with less of the...
    ... Personally, with 25 HDL, I would work thru the Niaspan without whining about the side effects... given the...
    ... numbers? As for medication, I'd suggest considering Niaspan once more. If the only side effect you have is a flush ... there are things you can do. Eat a small meal with the Niaspan , or take an aspirin before dosing. Or perhaps try...
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  70. When can I take Niaspan
    ... When I first started Niaspan , I took it twice a day. I didn't realize that bedtime ... in a month or two, you should be better suited to Niaspan , and may want to then try it at bedtime. Best of...
    ... Niaspan can increase the anti-coagulation effect of Warafin ... , but I assume you got a script from your doc for Niaspan and he is checking your INR time, correct?...

  71. Cholesterol numbers after 8 weeks of RYR
    ... RYR, and basically, works on the same principle as Niaspan . Was the RYR taken with your main meal of the evening...
    ... twice per day but would that be better than niacin or niaspan ? is it ok to take long terms? Asking because, looks...
    ... twice per day but would that be better than niacin or niaspan ? is it ok to take long terms? Asking because, looks...

  72. High Niacin dosage lowering LDL
    ... recall my former physician's opinion, it was that Niaspan (at 2000 mg) would only reduce LDL/Total in the 10...
    ... due to muscle pains) and started him on the 500 mg Niaspan regiment. He will have his numbers drawn in 4...
    Medications also discussed in this post: vytorin Lipitor

  73. Are these numbers too bad?
    ... also prescription 'extended release' niacin named Niaspan . I take that and have been very glad I did. Cholesterol...
    ... statins which I am eager to discontinue and change to Niaspan . Oat Bran is considered to be a natural food which...

  74. Ladies, Niacin Flush anything like hot flashes?
    ... hope, anyway!). ;) For you ladies taking niacin or Niaspan and have flushing, and you're old enough to be in...
    ... If I ended up taking the Niaspan , hopefully I won't find out! I've out hyperthyroid...

  75. Anyone Improved with diet changes, exercise, losing weight alone?
    ... but the flushing can be really bad, and others take Niaspan , which does not cause as much flushing. You are...
    ... couldn't/don't want to take the statins. I mentioned Niaspan , and he that that was good to try. He mentioned the ... my current program a while yet, and then add in the Niaspan if needed. I really don't want to take anything, ... but I'd prefer the Niaspan to the statins any day, if I have to take something...


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