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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
22 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: No problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
32 years experience Cardiology
Rate of action: niaspan is extended release, where as niacin otc is not. Some literature suggests risk of liver toxicity is lower with the extended release versions. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Niaspona: This a long acting form of Niacin we use to treat elevated cholesterol and to try and raise HDL somewhat.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Long acting Niacin: Niaspan is an extended release version of niacin. It is used to raise good cholesterol (hdl), lower bad cholesterol (ldl), and reduce triglycerides. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
A few risks to note: can cause sugars to go up, flushing, high enough doses can affect the liver(especially when added to a statin), limited data on benefit. In other word ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Hx noted: OC Niacin is niacin. Generic OC niacin is likely cheaper and thus preferred. The usual dose is 500-2000 mg limited by flushing. Flushing can be reduc ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: This depends on your response and the specific reason you are taking it. If you respond appropriately, your doctor may take you off it. Please discu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Flushing: Individual flushing episodes can last several hours, its variable by patient. Sometimes after many weeks they will stop happening.

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