Based on its long history of clinical evidence, Niaspan
remains an important agent for patients with mixed dyslipidemia and primary hyperlipidemia," said Eugene Sun, M.
And the report says apart from causing increased rate of infection, there is also higher rate of serious bleeding associated with Niaspan
Sufficient clinical studies of these products and prescription Niaspan
have been done to ensure safe and effective dosing with once- and twice-daily regimens.
Some Doctors say Niaspan
has few good traits, such as its benefit in raising HDL.
A new Niaspan
Caplet Formulation with a range of dosages is currently under U.
However, tolerability issues--in particular with Niaspan
, and, to a lesser extent Lovaza--mean that patients do not necessarily stay on these drugs long-term.
Researchers looked at whether using Niaspan
to raise HDL cholesterol was more effective than lowering LDL cholesterol with Zetia, judging by the thickness of patients' neck arteries.
Results of the open-label phase of the ARterial Biology for the Investigation of the Treatment Effects of Reducing cholesterol (ARBITER 3) study, presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, show that patients treated with NIASPAN
and a statin achieved significant regression of carotid atherosclerosis.
prescriptions rose for patients who had never before taken a cholesterol therapy, as well as patients adding Niaspan
to their current cholesterol treatment or switching from a different cholesterol medicine to Niaspan
Physicians should consider each patient's cardiovascular profile and the NCEP treatment guidelines when evaluating a patient for potential additional treatment with lipid lowering medicines such as Niaspan
Binh Phan, MD, coauthor of this study found that intensive treatment with cholesterol drugs reduced the amount of cholesterol in artery-clogging plaque in 120 patients who were randomly assigned to receive one of three cholesterol treatments: Lipitor; Lipitor plus Niaspan
; or Lipitor plus Niaspan
Simcor adds Abbott's Niaspan
to a generic version of Merck & Co.