I am 29 and have high cholesterol that runs in the family too. Is simvistatin a very good statin and can be used with niacin too?

Yes, they are. There is ample evidence that Simvastatin helps reduce cardiac and vascular problems in higher risk persons (especially if a strong family history or diabetes exist). Attempts should first be made to assess your general health and risk, modify your dietary habits, engage in exercise, and see how much you improve before turning to meds. If risk exists, these meds can help reduce the inflammation.
Yes & yes, however.. It's good but statins have never been proven to extend life!the role of cholesterol in heart disease is exaggerated-the real cause is inflammation.See http://www.Sott.Net/article/242516-heart-surgeon-speaks-out-on-what-really-causes-heart-disease &http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/& &http://www.Spacedoc.Com/cholesterol_articles.

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I am 29 and have high cholesterol is it ok for me to take niacin before getting statin meds? I need to do liver tests periodically while taking both

IT SHOULD BE FINE. At your age, unless you have nasty health habits, your liver should be pretty healthy and able. Read more...
See doctor. Niacin has not been shown to be effective in reducing cholesterol. Before taking statins you should try life style changes, e.e., lose weight, exercise 30 minutes/day, and reduce intake of saturated fats.
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Is niacin 500mg daily a safe dose for LDL reduction therapy before prescribing a statin for high cholesterol? Patient is 29 yr old male

Yes. That is the regular starting dose for niacin. Have exercise, weight loss and diet already been tried? That would be my first recommendation. If Niacin is ineffective, statins my be considered. Niacin and statins were routinely used together in the past but this has fallen out of favor after the results of the recent aim-high trial. Read more...
Hmmmm... Low dose Niacin is generally safe but can cause both bothersome side effects such as flushing and worrisome side effects such as liver toxicity; Niacin should always be prescribed and monitored by a physician. In addition to lowering ldl, Niacin has a favorable effect on HDL cholesterol. Unfortunately 500mg of Niacin alone is not always effective at helping one reach their cholesterol goals. Read more...