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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...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, 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, 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.
Please clarify-: What are you trying to treat? What information are you looking for? Thanks. ...Read more
42 yr male was on 500mg niacin to boost HDL , sugar levels got high little at borderline, can I continue with niaci, is that reversible?
I'm taking Xarelto and today started taking 500Mg niacin 3 times throughout day to help combat insane insomnia I've had for 17yr - any concerns maybe?
Niacin & insomnia: Interesting! I had never heard of taking niacin for insomnia but I found many websites discussing just this use, albeit none in peer-reviewed journals. Regardless, some forms of niacin may lead to liver issues while others can cause tremendous flushing & itching. Good news is that there's no interaction btwn Xarelto & Niacin (http://goo.gl/B1QYXD). Still you should always tell your doc everything ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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