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Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
8/1/2009 4:02:57 PM

Reviewer: Nancy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have only been taking this med for less than a week. I take it at bedtime. So far I have found I feel a little "out of it" in the mornings. I feel like it has raised my blood pressure a little as well. (ears ringing slightly) I cannot take any other cholesterol medication due to flu like symptoms, so I will see if I get over these side effects.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
12/18/2008 2:12:32 AM

Reviewer: Kajnblonde, Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking 1000mg after lunch at first and the inching was really bad. After talking to my doctor, he had me fo down to 500mg at bedtime after I take 4 baby aspirin 30 minutes before, and I also make sure I eat a low fat snack before taking the niacin. My dosage has now been raised to 1000mg, taking it the same way, 30 minutes before taking 4 baby aspirin and a low fat snack at bedtime. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
11/23/2008 1:24:46 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My tri & chol increased due to Hypothyroidism, doc recommended i start Niacin 100 gradually increasing to Niacin 1500 per day (take 3 times day) but I fear taking it. Within 10 mins I feel like I'm on fire, itching severly & my face gets bright red. I don't like what happens when I take it.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
11/17/2008 1:59:15 PM

Reviewer: MPL2008, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This is the best option for low HDL, high cholesterol and high triglycerides if you don't want to take prescription drugs. It was far superior than Vytorin and shocked my doctor when it performed better than prescription drugs for me. My HDL went from 29 to 45.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
11/9/2008 11:28:35 PM

Reviewer: ssgtcoffey, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have taken two doses of X 2 250 miligram capsules of this medication, my reaction was severe the next day, dizzy and weak, I fear taking more.

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