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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Niaspan (Definition)

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


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Does niacin help treat depression?

Does niacin help treat depression?

NO: Nicotinic acid or Niacin is not intended to treat depression and has not been approved in this condition.
Niacin is used for treatment of "dyslipidemis or imbalance of cholesterol - it increased "good" HDL cholesterol. It should not be taken without medical consult due to possible liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me generic there a medicine to simcor, (simvastatin and niacin) or a similar medicine to treat my cholesterol?

Can you tell me generic there a medicine to simcor, (simvastatin and niacin) or a similar medicine to treat my cholesterol?

No: There are quite a few brands of Fenofibrate but to my knowledge there is no true generic. Depending upon your specific cholesterol abnormality, there might be other choices, but you'd need to review this with your doctor in light of the specific abnormality that is being treated. ...Read more

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I am on Niacin (750mg)regimin 2 treat my Heart/Hyperlipidemia/Bypass. Along w/8 other heart meds. Is this a comon practice 2 take this many RX? Concerned

I am on Niacin (750mg)regimin 2 treat my Heart/Hyperlipidemia/Bypass. Along w/8 other heart meds. Is this a comon practice 2 take this many RX? Concerned

Right to be: Concerned. Polypharmacy is a common issue. However, you should not change any medication without discussing it with your doctor. It may be helpful to involve a pharmacologist in the discussion. Opinions vary, but niacin has not borne out in controlled trials. ...Read more

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I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?

I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?

Methylation: Consider getting tested for mthfr and possibly comt. These are methylation genes. Methylation is involved in making and breaking down neurotransmitters. Lead toxicity can also slow the breakdown of excitatory neurotransmitters, promoting anxiety. You may also need zinc (take with dinner). ...Read more

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What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

Lowers chol + TG: Niacin lowers cholesterol, raises the "good" HDL and lowers triglycerides - but at much higher doses than 250. You need to get up to 1500 mg/day or more to see much effect. The downside is that it can cause flushing and raise both sugar (not good if you are diabetic) and uric acid (not good if you are prone to gout.). ...Read more

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I want to know what's the vitamin niacin b 250mg used for?

I want to know what's the vitamin niacin b 250mg used for?

Niacin: Niacin 250 mg can be used for bitamin b3 deficiency or for treating high triglyceride level. ...Read more

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What is niacin?

What is 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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What is flush free niacin?

What is flush free 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 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 is flush-free niacin?

What is flush-free 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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Niacin. Is it a happy pill?

No: No. It is one component of vitamin b complexes. In high doses it can be used for hyperlipedimia. ...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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What does niacin do to your body?

What does niacin do to your body?

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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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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How easily can the body handle niacin?

Reasonably well: Niacin usually causes vasodilation, causing feelings of hot flushes. Usually recommended to be taken at night with aspirin 30minutes early. Usually this allows the individual to tolerate Niacin better

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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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In what ways does niacin help our body?

In what ways does niacin help our body?

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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Will 100mg of niacin clean your system?

Will 100mg of niacin clean your system?

No: The dose required to lower cholesterol is in the range of 500 mg to 2, 000 mg or more if tolerated. It's safe to say that 100 mg won't even "clean the windshield". ...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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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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Does 1000 mg of niacin make you nauesated.

Does 1000 mg of niacin make you nauesated.

Yes It Can: Yes it is a rather uncommon side effect of Niacin.
Discuss with your prescribing doctor.
You should always take Niacin with a glass of cool water ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of taking niacin?

Pros:: May lower your triglycerides and/or raise your HDL.

Cons: side effects including flossing/heat sensation. Limited to no data on improving outcomes. (may make your labs look better on paper, but not reduce your risk on MI or stroke) ...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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Is a niacin flush helpful for any conditions?

Is a niacin flush helpful for any conditions?

No: Niacin flush is not something you do. It's what some people feel/get when they take their Niacin medication for high cholesterol. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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