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    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    1/27/2015 12:33:47 PM

    Reviewer: VentureMan, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Been taking 3000 mg Niaspan for 9 years which keep levels out of red zone. Added Welchol two years ago, and Chol levels in normal range now... HDL above 80. T-Chol/HDL are below 3.5 for two years now.

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    9/13/2014 12:56:38 AM

    Reviewer: K, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Have been taking 1000 mg for years. No apparent side effects. Great results in blood work. Dr satisfied with results. Now I am concerned with most recent studies though.

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    6/1/2014 3:46:32 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    It cause me to have red man when I took Niaspan 500mg.

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    3/19/2014 9:54:17 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My husband was diagnosed 5 years ago with fatty liver syndrome. Since then he's had high cholesterol, rising glucose, fatigue, extreme muscle cramps in his arm and constipation. If that wasn't enough, he was hospitalized twice in the last three months for acute pancreatitis. Since he had a bad experience with statins , our GP decided to try him on 500 mg of Niaspan SR, describing it as som ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
    9/23/2013 11:38:29 AM

    Reviewer: fran, 55-64 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Started with 500mg doctor increased it to 1500mg liver enzymes and potassium levels went up. I was throwing up and light headed feeling very tired. Doctor took me off Niaspan for 3 weeks and redo blood work.

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