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What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

Niaspan allergy: Niaspan (Niacin) helps to lower elevated cholesterol &triglyceride levels & to treat niacin deficiency. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/niaspan-drug. Htm ...Read more

Niaspan Allergy (Definition)

Niaspan (Niacin) helps to lower elevated cholesterol &triglyceride levels & to treat niacin deficiency. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: ...Read more


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Is niapsan %00mg ER anight time or morning medicine? My bottle just says take 1. I have been on niaspan 500mg for 3 years, and zocor. But I don't know if they are taken together or if niaspan is a day or night medicine, or zocor.?

Is niapsan %00mg ER anight time or morning medicine? My bottle just says take 1. I have been on niaspan 500mg for 3 years, and zocor. But I don't know if they are taken together or if niaspan is a day or night medicine, or zocor.?

Niaspan (niacin): Niaspan (niacin) is best taken in the morning with a low dose 81 mg aspirin. The Aspirin lessens the flushing that accompanies the niaspan (niacin).
Zocor is best taken in the evening, when it is 10% more effective due to the body's biorhythm. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects and drug interaction of niaspan (niacin)?

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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Can you tell me about prescription drug niaspan (niacin)?

Can you tell me about prescription drug niaspan (niacin)?

Your question?: What would you like to know? Here's general information: http://www. Niaspan. Com/ ...Read more

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NEJM says Niaspan 500 does not work. I was just placed on it for 3 months. Also take Fish Oil. Should I contact dr? On HAART drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) Tivicay. Help

Science and Life: There is a lot of debate about Niacin. And the science in the NEJM is just one piece of the story and debate. If I remember well you have high Triglycerides. High Triglycerides are more dangerous than niacin and I would see how you do with it before just stopping it. It has worked in individual patients; it is part of the standard of care in HIV medicine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of niaspan (niacin)?

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

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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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What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

Niaspan (niacin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects. Html

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Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin). Anything else he can take?

Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin). Anything else he can take?

Niaspan (niacin): Niacin causes this reaction. To make it not occur you need to take a full dose aspirin, or an Ibuprofen 1/2 hour before you take the niaspan (niacin). You should take it at bed time and also eat a low fat snack with it. Avoid alcohol of spicy foods before taking it. This should prevent the reaction. ...Read more

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Pls see HX on me. Dr.has me on Niaspan (niacin) 500 for high Trigly. What, if any, is the difference from OC Nician @ 1k mg?

Hx noted: OC Niacin is niacin. Generic OC niacin is likely cheaper and thus preferred. The usual dose is 500-2000 mg limited by flushing. Flushing can be reduced by taking 325 mg of aspirin an hour beforehand. Niacin reduces triglycerides but generally isn't indicated unless the level is >500 and refractory to dietary changes. ...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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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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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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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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Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Long acting Niacin: 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 known as nicotinic acid. ...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

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What are the differences between 500 mg niaspan (niacin extended-release) tablets and niacan you can buy otc?

NiaSpan (niacin).: NiaSpan (niacin) is a slow release variety, while the OTC Niacin versions are not - the latter tend to cause facial flushing and redness after use. There's a flush free OTC version which negates this symptom. ...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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I stopped taking niaspan (niacin) 500mg after having several problems with it. I now feel sick and am very tired. Is this normal.

I stopped taking niaspan (niacin) 500mg after having several problems with it. I now feel sick and am very tired. Is this normal.

It could be a side: Effect. See your dr and get checked for liver, stomach, heart and thyroid problems. Drink lots of water and get enough sleep. Take care! ...Read more

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Does enduracin have higher risk of raising liver enzymes than Niaspan or slo_niacin? All are different formulations of monotonic acid. 2000mg daily

Why take these?: Niacin has not been shown to improve outcomes in coronary artery disease. You did not state why you are taking this medication. In all likelihood it is not necessary nor beneficial. ...Read more

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Is niaspan (niacin) a good treatment for cholesterol?

No: It's a weak agent in the doses that humans can tolerate and it lacks robust outcome data. A statin is preferred. Niacin is a second like agent for people who can't tolerate a statin. The combo of Niacin with a statin is particularly troublesome: http://www. Foxnews. Com/health/2013/02/28/niacin-statin-combo-tied-to-skin-muscle-side-effects/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use niaspan (niacin) while pregnant?

Yes: Niaspan (niacin) is a slow release formulation of the vitamin Niacin which is safe to use when pregnant and is included in much lower amounts in prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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