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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Niaspan (Definition)

Niaspan is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more


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How much niacin can you take in one day?

How much niacin can you take in one day?

Up to 3 grams in: Divided dose. But why are you taking it? Did your physician recommend? ...Read more

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How much time does a flushing episode from niaspan (niacin) last?

How much time does a flushing episode from niaspan (niacin) last?

Flushing: Individual flushing episodes can last several hours, its variable by patient. Sometimes after many weeks they will stop happening. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 500mg niacin pills, how much do I take the first time ever?

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. ...Read more

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What are the differences between 500 mg niaspan (niacin extended-release) tablets and niacan you can buy otc?

NiaSpan (niacin).: NiaSpan (niacin) is a slow release variety, while the OTC Niacin versions are not - the latter tend to cause facial flushing and redness after use. There's a flush free OTC version which negates this symptom. ...Read more

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I have heard that taking too much niacin is bad and that you should take about 14 mg a day, but every niacin supplement I have seen says 500 mg?

Bad: The usual dose is 1000 to 2000 mg daily. 14 mg would be a homeopathic dose. The American Heart Association doesn't recommend the use of Niacin for the prevention of heart disease unless there is a clear indication AND the person is statin intolerant. ...Read more

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Please help, how much niacin to take to induce a flush?

Any amount.: Any amount can cause flushing. Start with just 500mg at night, and increase dose by 500mg weekly, morning and night, to try to minimize experience of flushing and increase tolerance of the agent. ...Read more

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I want some 500 mg niacin and im 16 years old, can I buy it?

Yes: Niacin is a b vitamin. You can buy it without restrictions at a pharmacy and many grocery stores, regardless of your age. ...Read more

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How much niacin can be taken daily for lowering cholesterol?

How much niacin can be taken daily for lowering cholesterol?

Depends.: Niacin has been used in doses as low as 500mg or less and as high as 3000mg or more. However, Niacin can cause both bothersome side effects such as flushing and worrisome side effects such as liver toxicity; Niacin should always be prescribed and monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Please help, how much niacin is needed to lower cholestoral levels?

Please help, how much niacin is needed to lower cholestoral levels?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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How much vit B12 and niacin do you need and how many do you take daily?

Not much: It varies by age and sex but generally your rda (recommended daily allowance) is 2.4 micrograms of B12 and 16 milligrams of Niacin daily. A single multivitamin will generally have all of this and much more. Your food is likely adequate but if you want to be certain, take a single multivitamin each day. ...Read more

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Pls see HX on me. Dr.has me on Niaspan (niacin) 500 for high Trigly. What, if any, is the difference from OC Nician @ 1k mg?

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 reduced by taking 325 mg of aspirin an hour beforehand. Niacin reduces triglycerides but generally isn't indicated unless the level is >500 and refractory to dietary changes. ...Read more

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What is niacin?

What is niacin?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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What is flush free niacin?

What is flush free niacin?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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Is niacin flush dangerous?

No.: The flush you get from some forms of Niacin is not dangerous, but it sure it annoying, isn't it? Get a flush free version over the counter. ...Read more

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What is flush-free niacin?

What is flush-free niacin?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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Niacin. Is it a happy pill?

No: No. It is one component of vitamin b complexes. In high doses it can be used for hyperlipedimia. ...Read more

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What amount niacin should I take?

None: You're 38. What is your indication for taking niacin? If you have high cholesterol, change your diet and life style. ...Read more

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What does niacin do to your body?

What does niacin do to your body?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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Should I take niacin to calm me down?

It's not for that.: Unless having a lower cholesterol will calm you down, Niacin has no direct calming effect. ...Read more

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How easily can the body handle niacin?

Reasonably well: Niacin usually causes vasodilation, causing feelings of hot flushes. Usually recommended to be taken at night with aspirin 30minutes early. Usually this allows the individual to tolerate Niacin better

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What amount niacin to take first time?

What amount niacin to take first time?

Just one 500mg dose.: 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. ...Read more

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In what ways does niacin help our body?

In what ways does niacin help our body?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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Will 100mg of niacin clean your system?

Will 100mg of niacin clean your system?

No: The dose required to lower cholesterol is in the range of 500 mg to 2, 000 mg or more if tolerated. It's safe to say that 100 mg won't even "clean the windshield". ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

Niaspona: This a long acting form of Niacin we use to treat elevated cholesterol and to try and raise HDL somewhat. ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. NiaSpan (niacin) is prescription Niacin ...Read more

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