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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor. How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor.  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Niaspan (Definition)

Niaspan is an extended release version of niacin. It is used to raise good cholesterol (hdl), lower bad cholesterol (ldl), and reduce triglycerides. Niacin is a vitamin (b3), also ...Read more


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Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

Does niacin pills really work and for how long?

Modest: They produce a modest drop in bad (LDL) cholesterol and rise in good (HDL) cholesterol. If you already take a statin, Niacin hasn't been shown to add any additional benefit. What benefit is seen will persist as long as you take the medicine. ...Read more

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Can I take niacin to flush my system from cokecaine ?

Can I take niacin to flush my system from cokecaine ?

I don't know if the: niacin works - but I do know that people have become toxic from niacin while engaging in this endeavor. ...Read more

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Does none flush niacin help clear THC from system?

Does none flush niacin help clear THC from system?

No: It helps to increase good cholesterol HDL so do aerobic exercise and eating more vegetables. ...Read more

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What amount of niacin flush should I take to clean my system free of thc?

Don't use: Just don't use thc and it will be out of your system. There is no good evidence to show that Niacin helps. ...Read more

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Have minimal THC in system, drug test in 1 1/2 days.Will niacin & gatoraid work? Need my Adderall & Hydros to show up. I messed up can you please help

Have minimal THC in system, drug test in 1 1/2 days.Will niacin & gatoraid work? Need my Adderall & Hydros to show up. I messed up can you please help

Ethics: I am very happy to report that not one of our physicians here at Health Tap is interested in helping you beat a drug screening process. Asking us to do so is asking us to break the very foundation of our hippocratic oath. We are very much interested in helping you find a solution to your addiction and to work with drug treatment programs and experts on the disease of addiction. ...Read more

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Niacor (Definition)

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


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