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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Niacor allergy: Niacor (niacine) is a Cholesterol medication & vitamin. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Non existant: There is never any allergy to this, but large doses of niacin cause flushing of skin which can be annoying. Because it lowers triglycerides and raises ... Read More

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A 33-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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Niacin: 500mg a day is not a large dose.
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A 43-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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Pros:: May lower your triglycerides and/or raise your HDL. Cons: side effects including flossing/heat sensation. Limited to no data on improving outcomes. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience Cardiology
Hard to say: Many people get flushing, which is a minor side effect. Some people get an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) but the value of this change with Niaci ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Niacin: Safe for high cholesterol. Slow-release forms tolerated better without the flushing.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Niacin is used as an antioxidant and in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies. While Niacin is well known for preventing pellagra, it is only in t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
51 years experience Cardiology
Lowers chol + TG: Niacin lowers cholesterol, raises the "good" HDL and lowers triglycerides - but at much higher doses than 250. You need to get up to 1500 mg/day or m ... Read More
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A 34-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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