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Is niacin flush dangerous?

Is niacin flush dangerous?

No.: The flush you get from some forms of Niacin is not dangerous,, but it sure it annoying, isn't it? Get a flush free version over the counter. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour ?

Drug interactions with niacin  atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and  armour  ?

Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more

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Does none flush niacin help clear THC from system?

Does none flush niacin help clear THC from system?

No: It helps to increase good cholesterol HDL so do aerobic exercise and eating more vegetables. ...Read more

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What is flush free niacin?

What is flush free niacin?

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 more

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Does niacin flush free work same as regular niacin?

Does niacin flush free work same as regular niacin?

Discuss with MD: Yes but Flush free has less side effects. Niacin is no good for lowering bad cholesterol. It may improve (a little) the good cholesterol and the best effect is on triglycerides. BUT, newer studies show NO benefits in mortality rates or frequency of heart attacks or strokes. Indication of Niacin has become more questionable since you may improve "numbers" but you do NOT improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Also, does buffered niacin (or non-flushing niacin) work equally as well as regular niacin in helping to lower cholesterol & take w/ coumadin (warfarin)?

Also, does buffered niacin (or non-flushing niacin) work equally as well as regular niacin in helping to lower cholesterol & take w/ coumadin (warfarin)?

Non-flushing niacin: Most of studies have been done with regular Niacin which works well for lowering cholesterol. Due to flushing, regular Niacin has to be started at a very low dose and then grandually increased to avoid uncomfortable flushing. Studies suggest that Niacin is much better than non-flushing niacin. Check with your doctor concerning this and concerning affect with coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Does none flsh niacin flush sytem from thc?

Huh? : You seem to ask if Niacin clears delta-9-tetrahydocannibinol (thc, a marijuana molecule) from the blood. This is probably an urban myth. Not to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Social phobia depression anxiety. Taking cipralex, helps. Will niacin do anything for me. High cholesterol too. ?

Social phobia depression anxiety.
Taking cipralex, helps. Will niacin do anything for me. High cholesterol too.
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Social Phobia: Social phobia is a treatable situation. Many people do very well w/help from a clinical psychologist who not only does talk therapy but who teaches the person skills to deal w/anxiety, e.g., meditation, breathing techniques, self-hypnosis and the like. Your biochemistry may make you a strong responder to life. W/different thought patterns the same physical response can move from fear to wonder. Niacin w/doctor care can help cholesterol but there are other ways too. ...Read more

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

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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Any benefit of vitamin b1 (thiamine) and b3 (niacin) for anxiety?

Any benefit of vitamin b1 (thiamine) and b3 (niacin) for anxiety?

PubMed says "no": My search in pubmed (for the docs, mesh searches crossing both "niacin" and "thiamine" with "anxiety") turned up no studies on this whatsoever. Perhaps there is some literature on this outside of the pubmed database (?). If so, i've never heard of it. In general, supra-physiological doses of vitamins are usually either a waste of money or in some cases harmful. ...Read more

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Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Find and Fix Causes: High LDL levels may result from overproduction of LDL particles, decreased clearance of LDL particles, or both. In some cases common LDL lowering medications are not sufficient to control high LDL levels. Consideration should be given to identifyihng genetic causes (familial hypercholesterolemia), or acquired medical problems (thyroid, renal, liver, glucose related disorders) that could be present ...Read more

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Does niacin help treat depression?

Does niacin help treat depression?

NO: Nicotinic acid or Niacin is not intended to treat depression and has not been approved in this condition. Niacin is used for treatment of "dyslipidemis or imbalance of cholesterol - it increased "good" HDL cholesterol. It should not be taken without medical consult due to possible liver toxicity. ...Read more

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I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?

I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?

Methylation: Consider getting tested for mthfr and possibly comt. These are methylation genes. Methylation is involved in making and breaking down neurotransmitters. Lead toxicity can also slow the breakdown of excitatory neurotransmitters, promoting anxiety. You may also need zinc (take with dinner). ...Read more

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Any negative effects of buspar (buspirone)? Alcohol interactions? I'm on propranolol. Synthroid. And vitamin d daily.

Any negative effects of buspar (buspirone)? Alcohol interactions? I'm on propranolol. Synthroid. And vitamin d daily.

All meds have some: No known interactions between buspar, (buspirone) Propranolol and synthroid. There are cautions for known sensitivity to that drug class, recent use of MAO inhibitors (a type of antidepressant) or use in the setting of kidney or liver problems. Generally well-tolerated, but here is a link to possible side effects: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/dr600277/dsection=side%2deffects. ...Read more

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Person w/ SCAD deficiency, autism, mood disorder. Acutely became agitated, aggressive. Labs/UA wnl except B12 >1999 pg/mL; Folate (folic acid) >19 .9 ng/mL? toxic?

Person w/ SCAD deficiency, autism, mood disorder. Acutely became agitated, aggressive. Labs/UA wnl except B12 >1999 pg/mL; Folate (folic acid) >19 .9 ng/mL? toxic?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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My depression and anxiety is so worse and i'm on my normal medication Paxil (paroxetine) 60mg concerta 36mg klonopin for panic attacks i've fake b vitamins , magnesium , vitamin d, folic and iron. ?

Need evaluation: You should see your psychiatrist ; inform him or her of your response to the treatment and to discuss a possible change in meds, such as effexor, (venlafaxine) Remeron or tricyclic antidepressant. If you do not respond to adequate trials of antidepressants, then you may need ect. You should also be evaluated for bipolar depression. In that case, i would recommend raising your seroquel ; lowering the paxil. ...Read more

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Can lactulose flush out THC from system?

NO: No, but stopping using it will, after a couple of weeks. Then not restarting will keep it out of your system. ...Read more

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Does Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) flush toxins out of your body?

Does Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) flush toxins out of your body?

No: Lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) is medication used for high blood pressure. It's a combination medication containing amlodipine & benazepril. While amlodipine can dilate your blood vessel through its mechanism of action as a calcium channel blocker, this dilation does not flush toxins out of your body ...Read more

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Niacor (Definition)

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