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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Niaspan (Definition)

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

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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How does niacin help your body is it a good idea to take it daily for health?

How does niacin help your body is it a good idea to take it daily for health?

Benefits of Niacin: Yes, as a cholesterol treatment. It can boost level of good cholesterol and lower triglycerides. It also lowers bad cholesterol. Niacin also has others benefits. There is good evidence that it helps reduces atherosclerosis.It is a fda approved treatment for pellagra. It has been studied as a treatment for many other problems like lowering the risk of alzheimer's disease, cataracts, osteoarthritis and d.M. ...Read more

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Is niacin flush dangerous?

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 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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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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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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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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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 do I know if I need to take niacin flush?

???: Flushing is a side effect of large Niacin doses. You don't "take it". Most people would like to avoid it. ...Read more

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Could you take 2, 000 mg of niacin a day safely?

Could you take 2, 000 mg of niacin a day safely?

Yes: By gradually increasing the dose. Please check with Ur Pharmacist or MD for details. ...Read more

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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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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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Getting 2500% daily value of niacin. Does niacin flush cause one to feel hot and cold at same time? Feel very cold

No: I don't think that's how most people feel but the experience is subjective. Most people just describe burning or heat. Why are you torturing yourself? If your cholesterol is elevated, at your age, you shouldn't be taking medication for it - you should be following a prudent diet and exercising. Niacin is, at best, only a weak agent for correcting abnormal lipids. ...Read more

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If u take 7 vauim 5mg and take niacin ANd driNkAwwater and don't take them alot how long will it take to get out of your system?

If u take 7 vauim 5mg and take niacin ANd driNkAwwater and don't take them alot how long will it take to get out of your system?

That depends: On whether you took the Valium all at one time (although 35 mg would be an overdose), or over what time period you took the Valium. Valium is a very long acting drug, and its half-life can vary from 20-100 hours. In general, it requires 5 half-lifes for a drug to be out of your system, that would be 100-500 hours (4-21 days). Metabolites may so on drug testing for up to 42 days (6 weeks). ...Read more

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I just got a Niacin flush from taking 250mg, should I stay at 250mg daily or gradually raise the dose? What is the recommended daily dose?

I just got a Niacin flush from taking 250mg, should I stay at 250mg daily or gradually raise the dose? What is the recommended daily dose?

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. Increase dose 250mg monthly. ...Read more

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Niaspan (niacin) Exten Release 500mg. How long does the extended release last? Over time I am meant to try to get to 2g/day. Can I take 1g morn, 1g eve?

That is OK: Hi. Yes, it's fine to take Niaspan (niacin) twice daily. It is approved for once daily, but if tolerability is better taken twice daily, then that is perfectly OK. ...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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Total cholestrol is 248. Cant take statians is there natural remadies to help me im taking niacin?

Total cholestrol is 248. Cant take statians is there natural remadies to help me im taking 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 it safe to take niacin if I have glaucoma?

Is it safe to take niacin if I have glaucoma?

Probably OK; if in: Doubt: check intraocular pressure with applanation tonometer both before taking & after stable daily niacin dosing >1 month to verify no ↑ IOL. Also be aware: (1) doses <1, 000 mg/day rarely of any benefit, typically requires 1, 500 to >2, 000 mg/day to do much & (2) cholesterol wrong issue/misleading; check Large-HDL-P via NMR lipoproteins; the parameter which can improve with niacin. ...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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Is niacin good and safe to take for depression?

Is niacin good and safe to take for depression?

Safe, yes.: Effective, probably not. But if it makes YOUR depression better that's all that matters. ...Read more

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Can I take 2000 mg of fish oil and 500 mg niacin?

Good combo.: That sounds like a good combination, although technically you'd need at least 2000mg of Niacin daily to affect cholesterol numbers. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors if you take simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

What are the risk factors if you take simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

There are a few: Simcor (simvastatin and niacin) is made up of two meds; Simvastatin which mostly lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, and Niacin which lowers LDL and triglycerides and raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The most likely side effects of Simvastatin are an inflammed liver and muscle aches, and with Niacin an inflammed liver as well as a flushing of the face which can be toned down by taking Aspirin 1/2 hour before it. ...Read more

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