Achieving the therapeutic benefits of Niaspan® in daily practice

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Abstract

Aims: The purpose of this aricle is to discuss the use of niacin to reduce cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes. Methods and Results: Five common misconceptions regarding the use of niacin are discussed and practical suggestions to decrease flushing with niacin are outlined. Evidence that combining niacin with statin therapy is presented. Conclusions: That simultaneous lowering of LDL-cholesterol with statins and raising HDL-cholesterol with niacin is a rational and effective strategy for preventing cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)F68-F73
JournalEuropean Heart Journal, Supplement
Volume8
Issue numberF
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

Keywords

  • Dyslipidaemia
  • HDL-cholesterol
  • Niacin
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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