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Does Niacin Have Diuretic Effects
I have taken 1 niacin, and 2 b-12 dietary supplements, will this help me pass a drug test? I am also wondering if the b-12 is considered a water pill?
Bad strategy: Best plan to pass drug test is not to put drugs into body. B12 is not considered a "water pill". ...Read more
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
Can you take GNC ripped vitapak for women if you are on bystolic (nebivolol) and digoxin? It has niacin and water pill in it.
Not a good idea!: This product has a compendium of some useful ingredients, but mostly at ineffective doses. Heart over stimulation is possible from the "thermogenic blend" that has 200 mg caffeine and may have other harmful heart effects. No diuretic rx is included, but a diuretic effect from caffeine dose would be expected. The added Niacin is at an insignificant dose and not interactive. There are better otc's. ...Read more
Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more
See Below: Common side effects include flushing, itching, nausea, numbness in the extremities, and abdominal pain. In terms of interactions, these may be caused by using Niaspan (niacin) with alcohol, certain cholesterol lowering meds like simvastatin, and others. However, in general is is safe to use with other medications. ...Read more
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Some side effects: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; heartburn; increased cough, indigestion, or upset stomach; nausea; temporary skin redness, itching, tingling, or feelings of warmth (flushing); vomiting. ...Read more
Niaspan (niacin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Niacin flush free:
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Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is one diuretic. Are there other forms or diuretic classes that may be more potent at its max dose and with less side effects?
Different diuretics: Lasix (l) and Bumex (b) are diuretics that work at the loop of henle n the kidney and are more portent that hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). All diuretics will may you lose potassium, sodium and magnesium. B and l are stronger than hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and can be used in patients with chronic kidney disease where hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) will be ineffective. All diuretics will increase your urine output. B and l do not have any effect on glucose levels. ...Read more
Niacin Overdose.: Too much Niacin does have the potential to affect your liver, so be careful. If this is something that has happened, you would need blood testing for liver enzymes right away. Stick to no more than 1500mg twice daily. ...Read more
Flush: The literature is sparse on Niacin with respect to thc and Niacin flush free has even less data re thc. ...Read more
Will niacin flush free do the same effects as regular nician to detox from thc? Please help me docs!
No: Niacin doesn't flush anything out, it just makes you turn red and warm, but is not proven to eliminate any other drug. You should be more concerned about 1) having a drug problem 2) being subjected to drug testing when you have a drug problem and 3) being more concerned about getting caught than the harm your drug problem is causing. Modern drug testing includes means to identify efforts to mask. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take to attenuate the diuretic effects of caffeine? I drink coffee to take exams but don't want to have to urinate frequently.
Cafffeine Diuretic: One of the properties of caffeine is that it acts on the kidney as a diuretic. I do not know of any way to block the diuretic effect of caffeine other than reducing the dose, which of course will reduce the stimulant effect that you are looking for. The best advice I can offer is to drink the minimum amount of coffee that you need to get through the exam and limit other fluids. Good luck. ...Read more
Many: Ryr can cause abdominal pain, allergic reaction, dizziness, liver and muscle inflammation with muscular pain, flatulance (gas), stomach pain, and headache. Aside from flushing, Niacin can cause liver damage, itching, low blood pressure, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, gout, rashes, headache, diabetes, liver inflammation, and blurred vision. ...Read more
One year of panic attacks from severe side effects of 500mg niaspan (niacin) can develop anxiety? I stopped it a year ago still get anxiety sometimes
Anxiety: Unlikely that a year later your symptoms would be caused by your previous medication, consult with your doctor to rule out medical issues. Try using the free anti anxiety app for daily support and it your stress does not lessen consult a clinical psychologist who can help you learn better ways of coping. Best. ...Read more
No.: Niacin has nothing to do with oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Slow niacin is a medication and NOT a dietary supplement.
It does improve lipid profile by diminishing triglycerides and improving HDL (good) cholesterol mildly.
HOWEVER: niacin does NOT improve chances of patients getting stokes, heart attacks or dying.
Niacin is sometimes difficult to take due to side efects as flushing that can be severe ...Read more
Husband is new to taking Lasix, (furosemide) due to afib. Experiencing severe tiredness. Is there a different diuretic with less side effects?
Hypokalemia: Your question suggests that the patient may be losing too much potassium as a result of Lasix (furosemide) and that may be making him weak. Low potassium makes muscles weaker. A second possibility is that the Lasix (furosemide) is causing too much water and sodium to be lost, causing dehydration and that is why he is weak. I suggest meeting with a cardiologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
While it's not possible to overdose on Niacin simply by eating too many niacin-rich foods, taking too much over-the-counter or prescription Niacin can be dangerous.
You may have heard that too much Niacin can be harmful because of internet rumors. The rumors falsely state that by taking a large amount of niacin, people can flush the chemicals that show they've used marijuana out of their bodies. ...Read more
When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?
What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).
Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs. Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!
There are more: There are more choices. Nevertheless, if you are having a hard time controlling BP make sure to check your renal arteries with an mra. And also look for secondary causes of htn. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetic. 6 months ago micro albumin 77, other tests normal. Now bun is 30 & b/c ratio is 28. A1c is 6.7. On diuretic. Dr's ok, but? Advice?
Lose weight,,,: Your lab values, for the most part, are fine, though it would be nice to get your hba1c lower (. ...Read more
The one that works:):
Thiazide (HCTZ, Dyazide) are weak diuretics but a very good medicine to start treating Hypertension.
When stronger diuretics are needed, the choice is "loop" diuretics (furosemide, torsemide, bumetanide), used more frequently for edema, fluid overload and heart failure. ...Read more
No one best diuretic: The best diuretic is one that pulls off the most fluid. The stronger the diuretic the more likely one will face other complications such as low potassium, sodium, or magnesium levels. Metolazone is perhaps single most potent oral diuretic, but I use with great caution b/c can mess with electrolyte balance (mentioned above) in profound way. Furosemide (Lasix) and bumetanide are other potent ones ...Read more
No: If you have diabetes, a high blood sugar will spill over into your urine and cause osmotic diuresis (i.e., it will act like a diuretic), but this is a disease process and doesn't occur in non - diabetic people. Water is never a diuretic but the more you drink, the more you'll urinate (the water has to go somewhere!). ...Read more