TITLE

Side effects cause 25% of patients to stop niacin treatment

PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Mar2013, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p130
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports a study which revealed that 25 percent of patients taking extended-release niacin with laropiprant given in addition to simvastatin to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems, stopped their treatment due to adverse side effects such as itching, flushing and indigestion.
ACCESSION #
86431985

 

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