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Lipoprotein (a) (lowering) - Carnitine

Carnitine (-L) 2 gm in a.m. and simivastatin 20 mg hs. reduced Lp (a) 13% (simivastatin 20 mg alone increased Lp (a) 12.6%) [Atherosclerosis, 2006;188(2): 455-1. 44819 (3/2007)] Summary Interview

Lipoprotein (a) (lowering) - Niacin

Niacin: Day 1 0.25 gm after lunch, 0.5 gm after dinner and 0.5 gm at night. Day 2 0.25 gm after breakfast, 0.5 mg after lunch, 0.5 gm after dinner and 1 at night. Day 3 0.25 gm after breakfast, 0.5 gm after lunch, 1gm after dinner and 1 gm at night. Day 4 1 gm q.i.d., taken immediately after meals and at bedtime. [J Intern Med. 2005 Aug;258(2):94-114. 43553 (01/2005)] Summary Interview
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