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Niacin Therapy 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
3000 mg of niacin with 3000 mg vitaminc are able to cure bipolar disorder. If I do this and take the half pill of 10 mg abilify, (aripiprazole) would it be a good start?
Not so simple: Each person is an individual & there are no easy cures for bipolar. Niacin will help many but not all & should be started slowly as it causes flushing. Many with bipolar have pyoluria- see http://www.Primalbody-primalmind.Com/?P=398 i also recommend the books natural healing for bipolar disorder & natural medicine guide to bipolar disorder. Please find a good doctor to work with as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I don't know my level of cholesterol right now, but I am on hc medicine, if not high will 500mg of niacin 2x a day hurt me?
Would not combine.: I would not combine Niacin with a traditional high cholesterol medicine, as they can both have toxic effects to the liver, and the combination can potentially amplify this risk. If you want to stop the medication you're taking and start Niacin instead, that would be fine as long as you numbers on blood testing are up to snuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 more doctor answers
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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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers