Improving cholesterol levels, reducing the risk for a second heart attack, slowing or treating hardening of the arteries, and lowering very high serum triglyceride levels. It is used in combination with diet. It may be used alone or with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Niacor is an antihyperlipidemic. It works by reducing low-density lipoprotein ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides and increasing high-density lipoprotein ("good") cholesterol.
Niacor is a medication that is used to raise the good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol and fats in conjunction with a healthy and balanced diet. Niacor helps to prevent strokes and for patients who have already experienced at least one incidence of heart attacks, this medication reduces high cholesterol. To maximize efficiency of this medication, patients may be placed on a weight loss regimen by their doctor or be asked to stop smoking if they currently smoke.