Clinical Study Title:
Targeting cardiovascular risk associated with both low density and high density lipoproteins using statin-niacin combination therapy.
|Plain English Summary:|
|This study examined the effectiveness of a statin with niacin combination treatment of cholesterol levels. Patients who were taking the statin-niacin combination were interviewed during the course of 6 year trial. The vast majority of the participants verbalized tolerance of the drug, and no side effects were reported. All participants had a reduction in cholesterol while taking the combination therapy. The niacin has a protective effect for the heart, by helping to alleviate cholesterol problems, and is a safe and effective vitamin, even when combined with other drugs.|