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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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Niaspan (Definition)

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What're the dangers of taking niaspan (niacin)?

What're the dangers of taking niaspan (niacin)?

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 Niacin has recently been challenged by the aim-high study. ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

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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Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Long acting Niacin: Niaspan is a long acting form of niacin. It is used to increase good cholesterol (hdl), lower bad cholesterol (ldl), and decrease triglycerides. Niacin is a vitamin, also known as vitamin b3 and nicotinic acid. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking niaspan (niacin)?

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 words the total cholesterol and the LDLs should be the focus of treatment. No mortality reductions with niaspan (niacin) or the fibrate group of drugs. ...Read more

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Do you need to take niaspan (niacin) forever?

Niaspan (niacin): It depends on why you are taking it, and the expected outcome. This should be discussed with your doctor. ...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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Is there a negative reaction between niaspan (niacin) and qualaquin?

No interaction here: Each has its own side effects and this is not enough space for all of them. But the tow medicine should not interact with each other. If you are experiencing significant side effects or have other concern, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more