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Is niaspan (niacin) a good treatment for cholesterol?

Is niaspan (niacin) a good treatment for cholesterol?

No: It's a weak agent in the doses that humans can tolerate and it lacks robust outcome data. A statin is preferred. Niacin is a second like agent for people who can't tolerate a statin. The combo of Niacin with a statin is particularly troublesome: http://www. Foxnews. Com/health/2013/02/28/niacin-statin-combo-tied-to-skin-muscle-side-effects/. ...Read more

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Does niacin therapy work for meniere's disease?

Does niacin therapy work for meniere's disease?

Meniere's therapy: There is no cure for meniere's.
Niacin is not a therapy used to control meniere's symptoms. Medications used in the treatment of meniere's include meclizine/antivert or diazepam/valium to manage symptoms of vertigo, nausea and vomiting, Promethazine for control nausea and vomiting as well as diuretic, specifically Dyazide or maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) which are a combination of triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide. ...Read more

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Is niacin 500mg daily a safe dose for LDL reduction therapy before prescribing a statin for high cholesterol? Patient is 29 yr old male

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 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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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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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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Is a niacin flush helpful for any conditions?

Is a niacin flush helpful for any conditions?

No: Niacin flush is not something you do. It's what some people feel/get when they take their Niacin medication for high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What to do if I took 3 caps of 400mg no flush niacin, am I gonna die?

What to do if I took 3 caps of 400mg no flush niacin, am I gonna die?

Not from that.: Well, you won't die from taking 1200 my of Niacin at once. Truth be told, recommended doses are as high as 1500mg twice daily for improvement of cholesterol and higher-level lipid parameters. So the dose you took is actually quite normal. Thankfully you took the no-flush variety, because if you took that dose of regular Niacin you'd feel lousy with flushing and red face - again, not fatal. ...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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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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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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Will niacin flush free clean out my system for thc?

NO: Only time will help clear thc. It can take uo to 1 month for thc to clear. ...Read more

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Where can I buy niacin that will not flush my face?

Where can I buy niacin that will not flush my face?

Health store, online: You can buy this at most health food stores or, of course, online. There are 2 forms of Niacin that do not cause flushing. One is time-released niacin. However, this form has an increased risk of elevating liver enzymes, so if taking one should get blood tests of liver function periodically. Inositol hexanicotinate is called no-flush Niacin & is safer but may not work as well- see my comment:. ...Read more

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Please help, how much niacin to take to induce a flush?

Any amount.: Any amount can cause flushing. Start with just 500mg at night, and increase dose by 500mg weekly, morning and night, to try to minimize experience of flushing and increase tolerance of the agent. ...Read more

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Help, what are side effects of taking niacin flush free?

Niacin flush free: Read this for some information :

http://chealth. Canoe. Ca/channel_section_details. Asp? Text_id=5495;channel_id=44;relation_id=48477. ...Read more

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What is the differance between niacinamide and flush-free niacin?

What is the differance between niacinamide and flush-free niacin?

Good question.: The niacinamide form of Niacin is a b vitamin (it's in your cereal) which does not lower cholesterol like the nicotinic acid form of niacin. Since nicotinic acid causes flushing, makers have tried changing the formulation so it's "flush-free" but will still lower cholesterol. The active ingredient of your cholesterol-lowering Niacin preparation should always be nicotinic acid. ...Read more

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What amount of niacin flush should I take to clean my system free of thc?

What amount of niacin flush should I take to clean my system free of thc?

Don't use: Just don't use thc and it will be out of your system. There is no good evidence to show that Niacin helps. ...Read more

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Could niacin flush free do the same effects as regular nician to detox from thc?

Flush: The literature is sparse on Niacin with respect to thc and Niacin flush free has even less data re thc. ...Read more

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What is best to take to lower cholesterol? Niacin, niacinamide, no-flush product? And how much?

What is best to take to lower cholesterol? Niacin, niacinamide, no-flush product? And how much?

Niacin is best: No-flush Niacin can either refer to a slow release preparation or inositol. Slow release preparations are better tolerated than immediate release products, but the lipid lowering effects are somewhat less potent than immediate or extended release niacin. For comparable efficacy a higher dose of slow release is usually needed. Inositol and niacinamide not improve lipids and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it an acceptable alternative for a 68 year old very active male to take 1500mg non-flush niacin instead of 5mg crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Is it an acceptable alternative for a 68 year old very active male to take 1500mg non-flush niacin instead of 5mg crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Depends: It depends what lipids disorders need to be target. If the problem is HDL alone or the LDL is normal and you do not ned a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) then is ok, but if you have a high ldl, then this must be target first and then recheck the rest of the profile. I bet you will have more side effects from Niacin than from Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5 mg. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to take niacin flush?

???: Flushing is a side effect of large Niacin doses. You don't "take it". Most people would like to avoid it. ...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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Does non flush niacin work for clearing your system?

Clearing what?: Niacin is only prescribed for high triglycerides and sometimes for cardiac patients with other lipid abnormalities. It's not a general body cleanser and why would you expect such a thing? ...Read more

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Can I take niacin to flush my system from cokecaine?

I don't know if the: Niacin works - but I do know that people have become toxic from niacin while engaging in this endeavor. ...Read more

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Does niacin flush free work just as well as regular niacin?

Yes.: Works just as well and tolerance is better. Shoot for 2000-3000mg daily in divided doses. ...Read more

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Does Niacin flush free work in the same way as regular Niacin?

Yes.: Works just as well and tolerance is better. Shoot for 2000-3000mg daily in divided doses. ...Read more

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How much time does a flushing episode from niaspan (niacin) last?

Flushing: Individual flushing episodes can last several hours, its variable by patient. Sometimes after many weeks they will stop happening. ...Read more

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Is it true that flush free niacin pills really have no niacin in them?

Not true: It is inositol niacinate - a different formulation of niacin. ...Read more

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Getting 2500% daily value of niacin. Does niacin flush cause one to feel hot and cold at same time? Feel very cold

No: I don't think that's how most people feel but the experience is subjective. Most people just describe burning or heat. Why are you torturing yourself? If your cholesterol is elevated, at your age, you shouldn't be taking medication for it - you should be following a prudent diet and exercising. Niacin is, at best, only a weak agent for correcting abnormal lipids. ...Read more

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I just got a Niacin flush from taking 250mg, should I stay at 250mg daily or gradually raise the dose? What is the recommended daily dose?

I just got a Niacin flush from taking 250mg, should I stay at 250mg daily or gradually raise the dose? What is the recommended daily dose?

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. Increase dose 250mg monthly. ...Read more

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Will the niacin (20mg) in my bcomplex vitamin cause any redness or flushing?

Niacin: We use Niacin to treat low hdl. It can give your symptoms. Take with food and asa may blunt these side effects. You are taking low dose but you describe same typical side effects. ...Read more

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Will niacin flush free do the same effects as regular nician to detox from thc? Please help me docs!

No: Niacin doesn't flush anything out, it just makes you turn red and warm, but is not proven to eliminate any other drug. You should be more concerned about 1) having a drug problem 2) being subjected to drug testing when you have a drug problem and 3) being more concerned about getting caught than the harm your drug problem is causing. Modern drug testing includes means to identify efforts to mask. ...Read more

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Started taking slo niacin today and had a flush about 4 hours after taking. How long will it last and can it be prevented. It is uncomfortable so I m?

Hours: Flush due to extended release niacin generally lasts for hours. Some physicians recommend aspirin or another nsaid (if you tolerate them) 30 minutes prior to taking fast-acting niacin. In this case, taking them a few hours after the extended release niacin may work better. Would also suggest taking with food and avoiding other triggers like alcohol or hot liquids. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of red yeast rice and niacin non flush?

Many: Ryr can cause abdominal pain, allergic reaction, dizziness, liver and muscle inflammation with muscular pain, flatulance (gas), stomach pain, and headache. Aside from flushing, Niacin can cause liver damage, itching, low blood pressure, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, gout, rashes, headache, diabetes, liver inflammation, and blurred vision. ...Read more

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Can OTC 500mg non flush niacin taken for high cholesterol be bad for my liver?

Can OTC 500mg non flush niacin taken for high cholesterol be bad for my liver?

Rarely: That dose is small. Most liver toxicity occurs with > 2, 000 mg. To be safe, get an alt (blood sample) next time you check your cholesterol. ...Read more

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