Raise “good” cholesterol
NIASPAN, combined with diet and exercise, works to raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels in people with abnormal cholesterol levels. NIASPAN also works to lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
Help reduce the risk of another heart attack
A key ingredient in NIASPAN may help to reduce the chance of having another heart attack in patients who have had a heart attack and have high cholesterol.
Slow down or help clear some of the buildup of plaque in your arteries
Plaque buildup is a complex process and has a number of risk factors that lead up to it, including a family history of early heart disease, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and abnormal cholesterol levels. Cholesterol and other substances can build up in the walls of the heart's arteries, resulting in plaque.
If you have coronary artery disease and high cholesterol levels, NIASPAN, along with diet and a bile acid-binding resin (another cholesterol medicine), can help slow down plaque buildup and even help clear some of it away.
NIASPAN, combined with a bile acid-binding resin, has not been shown to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or stroke.
NIASPAN is not for everyone, such as people with liver problems, stomach ulcers, serious bleeding problems, or those allergic to any product ingredient.