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Can I Take Niacin If Im Taking Blood Thinner
Yes: There is no significant clinical interaction between niacin and Xarelto. ...Read more
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Regular dose.: In standard effective doses of 2000-3000mg daily in divided doses, flush free Niacin will have a small but clinically negligible effect on the blood sugar - should not impact the HgbA1C noticeably and should not increase your risk of diabetic complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I smoke weed twice a week. I train4 days a week and take niacin on those 4 days including a gallon of water. How long till weed out of my blood stream?
Total chol 215 trig 69 HDL 82 LDL 119 healthy male 65 blood press under control. Take 500mg niacin twice a day. Doctor suggests statins. Suggestions?
Judgement call: Your high HDL is very good. Ldl not bad. What other risk factors do you have? Smoker? Diabetes? Hypertension? Family history? Obesity? Sedentary? Although Niacin does nice things to your lipids, the outcomes studies suggest that statins prevent heart disease better. The risk of side effect from statin is lower than niacin. On balance, I tend to agree with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I workout 4 times a week, drinking a gallon of water and taking niacin with workout. I used to smoke 2 time a week. How long till weed out of blood?
For chronic users: About 30 days for urinary detection...Please don't use marihuana unless medically prescribed. ...Read more
Increase blood sugar:
Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin. (a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary.
See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more
Lipids & liver: Response to treatment with levels of cholesterol and lipids, as well as liver panel to check for possible adverse effects. ...Read more
Insulin resistance: Niacin causes Insulin resistance. In most people, your body simply makes more Insulin to overcome this, and there is no change in blood glucose. In someone who is diabetic, or prediabetic, or obese, or with a family history of diabetes, this worsening of Insulin resistance can push you into diabetes, or make your blood sugar worse. Unfortunate, since the lipid effects are very good. ...Read more
Niacin: Niacin is a vasodilator and this increases blood flow to the skin. ...Read more
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. Unlike high-powered stains, though, Niacin has not been shown to effect arterial plaque regression, I.e. Increase blood flow directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a blood vessel dilator, so it improves blood flow by opening vessels wider and resisting a bit the tendency to tighten up.
It is also a good cholesterol increaser by the way.
Hot flashes can be tough, but 1 advil (ibuprofen) or an Aspirin an hour otr so prior to taking it will help quite a bit.
Excellent supplement/medicine. ...Read more
My blood test showed total cholesterol 103, LDL 47, HDL 41, trigs 83 with pattern b ldl. Should I consider niacin for the pattern b?
Will taking niacin and experiencing a niacin flush increase blood flow/circulation to the tiny blood vessels in my middle/inner ear?
Flushing: Not clear what the mechanism of flushing is may not be a vascular basis. ...Read more
Blood red, painful, burning, skin. Blurry eye sight, vomiting, extreme head ache. Are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin? How long will it last?
If an person is taking an blood thinner for heart isease, can he take the product "healthy blood flow" from an health store?
Is it normal to cough up blood while on a blood thinner? My grandfather takes a thinner because he was diagnosed with a-fib. He's taking Xarelto.
Uncertain: There is very limited information. I was able to find 1 case report suggesting that garcinia prolonged the inr in a patient taking warfarin. No data on newer anticoagulants or anti-platelet agents. Since the exact contents of any "dietary supplement" preparation is not guaranteed, always be cautious when mixing supplements with potent medications like warfarin. ...Read more
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
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