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Essential Vitamin: Vitamin b3, also known as Niacin or nicotinic acid, is necessary to maintain health. Niacin is involved in dna repair, production of steroid hormones in the adrenal gland, and is a precursor to nadh and nadph that play vital roles in sustaining cell health. Severe deficiency of Niacin in the diet causes the disease pellagra, which is characterized by diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 or an Aspirin an hour otr so prior to taking it will help quite a bit. Excellent supplement/medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has severe depression. She takes a series of medications and has had etcs, but nothing works. Thinking about tryibg niacin. Will it help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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