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What amount niacin should I take?

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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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What to do if i've been ready on 500mg niacin tablets for peoe 14 days?

What to do if i've been ready on 500mg niacin tablets for peoe 14 days?

Please clarify-: What are you trying to treat? What information are you looking for? Thanks. ...Read more

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I weigh over three hundred pounds, and my doctor prescribe me over 1500 mg of niacin for cholesterol and anxiety, gerd, does this sound right.

I weigh over three hundred pounds, and my doctor prescribe me over 1500 mg of niacin for cholesterol and anxiety, gerd, does this sound right.

Good for cholesterol: Niacin is often used to raise HDL cholesterol and has been proven to lower risk/frequency of cardiovascular events as well as the progression of atherosclerotic disease. Whether or not it can do the other things is not as clear, but it is a vitamin and its deficiency can result in syndromes like pellagra which includes diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia, even death so it's good for you. ...Read more

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Taking 1mg klonopin/day.I have a brain metabolism problem.Been prescribed piracetam for that.Want to add niacin too.Any interaction between those 3 ?

Taking 1mg klonopin/day.I have a brain metabolism problem.Been prescribed piracetam for that.Want to add niacin too.Any interaction between those 3 ?

Brain metabolism?: I'm not sure what you mean by "brain metabolism problem, " since so many metabolic reactions are going on in your brain at the same time. Piracetam is a derivative of GABA http://tinyurl.Com/b456rj3 and Klonopin (clonazepam) enhances GABA receptor activity too. You could end up more drowsy ; sedated. Some people have paradoxical agitated responses to benzodiazepines. Niacin will not help/affect any of this. ...Read more

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My husbands hands&especially feet are as cold as ice consantly. We have used niacin to no avail. How can it be fixed?

My husbands hands&especially feet are as cold as ice consantly. We have used niacin to no avail. How can it be fixed?

RUle out medical: Issues such as heart disease, thryoid, diabetes, etc. If he smokes, quit as there are several vascualr disease taht are terrible for smokers ( good idea to quit anyway) see uour pcp about other issues suchas vacular disease, vasculitis, connective tissue disorders etc some times carpal tunnel can give coolness but that is not he first place id look. Finally some just have cold hands. ...Read more

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Is OTC slo-niacin or OTC enduracin ask effective as niaspan in lowering triglycerides? All 3 products are extended release versions of nicotinic acid

Should be same.: Milligram for milligram, they should all be similarly effective. That being said, there's more regulation and quality control placed over medication (NiaSpan) compared to OTC agents so the dosing of such might be more accurate and reliable, technically speaking. ...Read more

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How does niacin work in the help with blood flow?

How does niacin work in the help with blood flow?

NIACIN: Is a blood vessel dilator, so it improves blood flow by opening vessels wider and resisting a bit the tendency to tighten up. It is also a good cholesterol increaser by the way. Hot flashes can be tough, but 1 advil (ibuprofen) or an Aspirin an hour otr so prior to taking it will help quite a bit. Excellent supplement/medicine. ...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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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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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