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Which has less effect on liver immediate release niacin or fluvastatin?

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Niacin: Both can affect liver. Niacin is gentler on liver than fluvastatin, but the preferred form of Niacin is the delayed release (extended release).
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
See below: Both niacin and fluvastatin are broken down by the liver. The medications are avoided in active liver injury, and doses are adjusted and generally avoided in long standing liver disease.

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Last updated Feb 14, 2021

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