A 49-year-old male asked:
is niaspan (niacin) a good treatment for cholesterol?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
43 years experience Cardiology
No: It's a weak agent in the doses that humans can tolerate and it lacks robust outcome data. A statin is preferred. Niacin is a second like agent for people who can't tolerate a statin. The combo of Niacin with a statin is particularly troublesome: http://www.Foxnews.Com/health/2013/02/28/niacin-statin-combo-tied-to-skin-muscle-side-effects/.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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