Niaspan: Management of Good and Bad Cholesterol
(Niacin extended- Release Tablets) is a
prescription medication for management of LDL (Low-density lipoprotein,
or LDL is known as the "bad" cholesterol)
and HDL (High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is known as the
"good" cholesterol). Niaspan increases the level of HDL and decreases the
LDL and triglycerides. Niaspan is clinically
approved cholesterol medication for maintaining the correct amount
of good and bad cholesterol. It prevents frequent heart attacks.
Niaspan is very much different from other Niacin products
which are available as non-prescription products.
Niaspan is FDA
approved prescription medication for cholesterol management reducing
the risk for heart attacks. Excess amount of LDL cholesterol can clog
your arteries thus increasing the risk of heart attack and
stroke. HDL cholesterol protects your body and takes the excess of
bad cholesterol from arteries and thus reducing the risk of heart
Niaspan manages the optimum quantity of good and bad
amount of cholesterol is known to increase the risk of heart
Niaspanis clinically proved to
be effective and safe for cholesterol management. Niaspan is taken
once a day at bedtime. By taking Niaspan your HDL
cholesterol can increase by 10% to 26% and LDL can decrease with by
3% to 17 % and reduces triglycerides by 5% to 35%.
is proved to be a excellent
cholesterol medication. It is to be taken only after doctor
consultation and not as dietary supplement. Persons allergic to Niaspan's ingredients
who have liver problems, stomach ulcers or bleeding problems are
recommended not to use this drug.
Niaspan is an extended
tablet and has to be swallowed as a whole, so do not crush it. It is
known to increase blood sugar so if you are diabetic then use Niaspan only after your
blood sugar tests. It is better not to consume alcohol when
undergoing treatment with Niaspan as too much
consumption may react adversely. Do not substitute Niaspan
with any other drug.
Niaspanis taken carefully with
doctor's consultation if you are taking medication for blood
pressure and cholesterol. Usually people
start Niaspan with 500 mg once daily. Only appropriate dose
gives the best results and doctor will adjust your dose to what
he/she feels is appropriate for you.