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Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
12/27/2011 8:36:40 PM

Reviewer: Tom, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I just started this regimen, i.e., slo-niacin. To date (4 days) the effect has been a slight stomach discomfort but will continue to take this medication shortly after supper (not before bedtime) since I still have some food in the stomach to absorb the pill. I find taking it before bedtime 10:30 on a relatively empty stomach causes some stomach irritation.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
2/20/2011 6:04:33 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
1/19/2010 11:39:58 AM

Reviewer: hoot, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My wife and I started the niacin program, 1500 mgs/day, almost twenty years ago. It has worked wonders for both of us....we use it religiously and eat normally. Time release tablets work the best.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
8/1/2009 4:02:57 PM

Reviewer: Nancy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have only been taking this med for less than a week. I take it at bedtime. So far I have found I feel a little "out of it" in the mornings. I feel like it has raised my blood pressure a little as well. (ears ringing slightly) I cannot take any other cholesterol medication due to flu like symptoms, so I will see if I get over these side effects.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
12/18/2008 2:12:32 AM

Reviewer: Kajnblonde, Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking 1000mg after lunch at first and the inching was really bad. After talking to my doctor, he had me fo down to 500mg at bedtime after I take 4 baby aspirin 30 minutes before, and I also make sure I eat a low fat snack before taking the niacin. My dosage has now been raised to 1000mg, taking it the same way, 30 minutes before taking 4 baby aspirin and a low fat snack at bedtime. I ... Show Full Comment

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