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Is niacin has contra indication with statin prescription?

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suzanne66 10 Dec 2009

No, their use together is not contraindicated but they are best avoided because of the risk of developing myopathy and rhabdomyolysis (a potentially fatal muscular disease). The benefits of taking a statin together with niacin would need to outweigh the risks.
Your doctor will be able to help you make a decision.
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