These changes might include eating a low-cholesterol diet and exercising more. The main goal in making healthy changes is to lower your LDL level.1
|Action||Goal||LDL reduction||Steps you may take|
|Reduce saturated fat1||Less than 7% of calories||8–10%||
|Reduce dietary cholesterol1||Less than 200 mg/day||3–5%||
|Increase soluble fiber1||Add 5–10 grams/day||3–5%||
To address high cholesterol, it is essential to work with your healthcare team to build a plan that includes a a diet and exercise plan that are right for you. Discuss your treatment plan and make sure you’re on the same page as your healthcare team about your goals and next steps.
Also, tell your doctor about any symptoms or side effects you may experience.
Your doctor has some opinions about what you eat. They can provide direction to help you make healthier mealtime decisions.Learn more about diet
Your healthcare providers can offer advice on your physical activity level. They can help you take steps to incorporate appropriate forms of exercise for you.Learn more about exercise
NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release tablets) are a prescription medication used along with diet when a low-cholesterol diet and exercise alone are not enough.
Taking NIASPAN with another cholesterol-lowering medicine (simvastatin) does not reduce heart attacks or strokes more than taking simvastatin alone.
For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
References: 1. US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC. NIH publication No. 06-5235. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/chol_tlc.pdf. Published December 2005. Accessed
Please see the full Prescribing Information for NIASPAN and discuss it with your healthcare provider.
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NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release) tablets are a prescription medication used along with diet when a low-cholesterol diet and exercise alone are not enough.