my insurance does not cover niaspan. is ther something else i could take that is just as effective as niaspan?
29 Aug 2011
I was on Niaspan for several years for my cholesterol (can't take the statin-type drugs). When my employer changed our health insurance a year ago, the new one didn't cover Niaspan - said it was a "dietary supplement" and not a "drug". My Primary care physician suggested Slo-Niacin as an over-the-counter substitute and it has worked very well (and been less expensive). It is availble at Walgreens, but is even less expensive to buy at Costco. Don't know if you have those near your location, but I'm sure other pharmacies carry it too.
26 May 2011
Good to a specialty store that sells vitamins, health foods and other homeopathic health items, as these people had a wealth of helpful information. Niacin and vitamin B3 with help to reduce your bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglcerides and imporve your good cholesterol (HDL). These people are very knowledgeable and helped me in the past with ailments.
- Niaspan Information for Consumers
- Niaspan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Niaspan (detailed)
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