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Question by  moore5703 (8)

Does Niacin help blood pressure?

I know my father has high blood pressure, so I hope that is what it's for.


Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

Niacin is not typically prescribed for high blood pressure. It is used to reduce the bad cholesterol, LDL, and increase the good cholesterol, HDL, within a person's blood.


Answer by  quisqualis (1756)

Large quantities of niacin are known to reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. Some doctors will still prescribe it for this purpose.


Answer by  skm (432)

Niacin is a medication that is used to treat high cholesterol or high lipid levels in the blood. It is not a medication used to treat hypertension. Treating hyperlipidemia is important because it decreases risk for heart attack and stroke.


Answer by  Tara27 (116)

Niacin is a medication given to help with decreasing cholesterol or tirglycerides in your blood which can be the cause of high blood pressure.

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