Niacin, also called nicotinic acid, is a form of vitamin B.
Niacin when given in doses well above the vitamin requirement improves all lipoproteins. Nicotinic acid works in the liver to curtail the production of the "bad" LDL cholesterol.
To All patients taking Niacin to lower cholesterol:
You should be closely monitored by your doctor while taking Niacin to avoid complications or undetected side effects
Nicotinic acid has been found to:
- Lower LDL
- Raise HDL
- Lower triglycerides
- Reduce major coronary events
Common Niacin Medications
SOURCE: Drug Digest at www.drugdigest.org
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This page was last updated on 09/17/06.