NICOLAR Reviews

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 5  High cholesterol Crap, please delete this one and the two above, I meant to submit all this for regular niacin. Crap, please delete this one and the two above, I meant to submit all this for regular niacin. M 29 2.5 years
10/21/2006
 5  High cholesterol Facial flushing. Was rather uncomfortable. Regularly spraying myself in the face with a spray-bottle full of water whenever it got to be too much seemed to counter-act this sufficiently. I was on 250 mg daily, after my mother took the stuff and had a positive experience. This seriously worked. In conjunction with some prescription medication changes and some minor life-style and dietary adjustments, my total cholesterol went down from over 200 down to 116. My mid-30s HDL stayed about the same, although now it is up to 43. I am currently down to 120 mg of niacin a day (100 mg as part of a B-complex multivitamin and 20 mg from a daily Centrum), and my cholesterol is still good. I highly recommend you give niacin a try. It's cheap, effective, and over the counter, and while the flushing to the face is uncomfortable it's not unbearable. I do recommend you take it with food though. M 29 2.5 years
10/21/2006
 5  High cholesterol Facial flushing. Was rather uncomfortable. Regularly spraying myself in the face with a spray-bottle full of water whenever it got to be too much seemed to counter-act this sufficiently. I was on 250 mg daily, after my mother took the stuff and had a positive experience. This seriously worked. In conjunction with some prescription medication changes and some minor life-style and dietary adjustments, my total cholesterol went down from over 200 down to 116. My mid-30s HDL stayed about the same, although now it is up to 43. I am currently down to 120 mg of niacin a day (100 mg as part of a B-complex multivitamin and 20 mg from a daily Centrum), and my cholesterol is still good. I highly recommend you give niacin a try. It's cheap, effective, and over the counter, and while the flushing to the face is uncomfortable it's not unbearable. I do recommend you take it with food though. M 29 2.5 years
10/21/2006
  

NICOLAR  (NIACIN):  Niacin is used with a proper diet and exercise program to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It is generally used after non-drug treatments have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol. Niacin is also known as vitamin B-3 (nicotinic acid), one of the B-complex vitamins. It may be used with or without other medications. Lowering "bad" cholesterol/triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. Lowering fats may also help reduce the risk of pancreas problems (pancreatitis) in people at risk. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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