A 31-year-old member asked:
What to do if i have 500mg niacin pills, how much do i take the first time ever?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 years experience
One: Take one a day to start. Gradually increase by 1 more a day until you start getting flushing, then back the dose down by 1 pill.
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Dr. Dean Giannoneanswered
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Just one.: Start with one pill nightly before bed for one week, then add one pill in the morning for another week, then add a pill at night for the third week, and so on weekly until you get to 1000 to 1500mg twice daily, which would be the therapeutic dose.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2015
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