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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.
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. Unlike high-powered stains, though, Niacin has not been shown to effect arterial plaque regression, I.e. Increase blood flow directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypothryodism and take Synthroid (thyroxine)...If I take Niacin 500mg does if interfere with my condition? Don't want my thyroid to got back to being slow
I don't think so: There is a HUGE list of medications which interact with Synthroid, (thyroxine) but I could not find niacin on it. Certainly there are other cholesterol lowering medications which should be taken cautiously or avoided when taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) but niacin seems to be ok. 500 mg is a relatively low dose so start there and see how it goes. If get flushing, talk with MD about taking low dose aspirin to prevent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is niacin 500mg daily a safe dose for LDL reduction therapy before prescribing a statin for high cholesterol? Patient is 29 yr old male
Yes: That is the regular starting dose for niacin. Have exercise, weight loss and diet already been tried? That would be my first recommendation. If Niacin is ineffective, statins my be considered. Niacin and statins were routinely used together in the past but this has fallen out of favor after the results of the recent aim-high trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy skin, scalp is flaking and has dandruff, hair is falling out, facial skin is rough, butt itches. What is wrong? I stopped taking niacin 500mg.
Took no-flush niacin (ihn) 500mg daily for lipids for five years. Quit b/c of doubts over efficacy. Is there a high risk of liver damage at that dose?
Please clarify-: What are you trying to treat? What information are you looking for? Thanks. ...Read more
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