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how long does a niacin flush last

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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hours: flush due to extended release niacin generally lasts for hours. some physicians recommend aspirin or another nsaid (if you tolerate them) 30 minutes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Flushing: Individual flushing episodes can last several hours, its variable by patient. Sometimes after many weeks they will stop happening.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
24hrs: 24 hrs
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
That is OK: Hi. Yes, it's fine to take Niaspan (niacin) twice daily. It is approved for once daily, but if tolerability is better taken twice daily, then that is ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
1-4 hours: This will depend on the formulation you take. A sustained release version , although less likely to cause side effects, will cause side effects for a ... Read More
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Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Niaspan (niacin): The Niacin should be out of your body within 24 hours.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: You sound ill. If it just started all of a sudden go to urgent care or er, and i rarely give that advice!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Long acting: Niacin is useful to lower cholesterol level and has some other uses. Taken as a standard pill, it commonly causes an itchy flushing starting about 1/ ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Just uncomfortable. The mechanism of the flush (vasodilation) is the same mechanism that occurs when you're embarrassed and your face turns red and yo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and conve ... Read More

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