Niacin Plus Statin: Powerful Anti-Cholesterol Partnership

Use of the B vitamin niacin may help keep your cholesterol under control, but there are certain things you should know before starting therapy.

Keeping your cholesterol under control can significantly reduce your chance of developing heart disease, but sometimes lifestyle changes-like eating healthier foods and exercising more-are not enough. Doctors commonly prescribe statin drugs such as simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor) to treat high cholesterol, but preliminary research shows that adding niacin to a statin may reduce your risks even more.
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