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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Niacor allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Niacor allergy?

Niacor allergy: Niacor (niacine) is a Cholesterol medication & vitamin. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse reactions see: http://www.rxlist.com/niacor-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

Niaspan allergy: Niaspan (Niacin) helps to lower elevated cholesterol &triglyceride levels & to treat niacin deficiency. ...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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What are the pros and cons of taking niacin?

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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What're the dangers of taking niaspan (niacin)?

Hard to say: Many people get flushing, which is a minor side effect. Some people get an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) but the value of this change with Niacin has recently been challenged by the aim-high study. ...Read more

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Niacin and cholesterol?

Niacin and cholesterol?

Stick with Rx. Forms: Niacin, a b vitamin, in high doses (1-2) grams a day has a positive impact on the lipid profile. Early studies done with Niacin in men with heart disease showed no mortality benefit but secondary outcomes reduced recurrent mi. It has been shown to reduce plaque buildup when combined with bile acid binding resins. Recent studies in well treated patients have been neutral, with side effect concerns. ...Read more

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Is niacin an antioxidant?

Is niacin an antioxidant?

Yes: Niacin is used as an antioxidant and in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies. While Niacin is well known for preventing pellagra, it is only in the past 15 to 20 years that other medicinal uses for this common vitamin have emerged.? it is also used to treat low hdl- good cholesterol. ...Read more

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Do niacin 500mg increase blood flow?

Do niacin 500mg increase blood flow?

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 more

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Are niacin pills giving my face a red flush?

Are niacin pills giving my face a red flush?

Yes: Its a common side effect. Its a prostaglandin based reaction and thus nonsteroidals and asprin can be used to treat and prevent flushing. Usually the symptoms improve as the body acclimates to the drug. ...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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Are nightmares usually a side effect of niacin?

Are nightmares usually a side effect of niacin?

Usually not!: Itching and burning sensation of skin most cxommon. I suspect any uncomfortable feeling can cause a nightmare, but this is not listed as a common side effect. Low dose Aspirin can negate flushing-itching-burning, in many patients if taken about one hour before niacin. ...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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Niaspan (Definition)

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Niacor (Definition)

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