Niacin ER Coupon - Niacin ER 1000mg tablet

Generic Niaspan

NIACIN is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems. This medicine can also be helpful in patients who have heart disease or who have had a heart attack. Compare nicotinic acids.
Niacin ER Coupon - Niacin ER 1000mg tablet

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RIP Non-Statin Cholesterol Meds

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 19, 2013

Guidelines change the way we practice medicine. This is a good thing because sweeping guidelines are based on interpretations of years of good strong studies. The new cholesterol guidelines place the burden of lowering LDL cholesterol on statin drugs because they work.

Lowering LDL cholesterol is now not just about chasing a number (70, 100, 130) but about lowering yours by 25-50% if you meet the indications for treatment. See More

Hear Ye Hear Ye! Are the New Cholesterol Recommendations the Game-Changer of 2013?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 15, 2013

For the first time in a decade, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have made new recommendations for who we treat with statins for high cholesterol and toward what goal. The new guidelines are different. Here is what you need to know:

 •  Gone are the recommended LDL cholesterol targets, specifically those that ask physicians to treat patients with cardiovascular disease to less than 100 or the optional goal of less than 70. See More

Niaspan Goes Generic

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 18, 2013

The popular extended-release cholesterol medication, Niaspan is now available as generic niacin ER.

What is niacin ER?
Niaspan (Niacin ER) is used to treat high cholesterol, along with diet and exercise. Niacin decreases triglyceride levels, lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). High triglycerides and LDL levels, and low LDL levels, are risk factors for heart disease. Very high triglycerides are also associated with pancreatitis, a painful condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. See More

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