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niacin:

see coenzymecoenzyme
, any one of a group of relatively small organic molecules required for the catalytic function of certain enzymes. A coenzyme may either be attached by covalent bonds to a particular enzyme or exist freely in solution, but in either case it participates intimately in
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; vitaminvitamin,
group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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niacin

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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[1].
Niaspan 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 and colesevelam.
Simcor adds Abbott's Niaspan to a generic version of Merck & Co.