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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 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 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
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, 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
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
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
Taking niacin 500 control release daily since 4 months but lipid not going down. Does it mean i shud start statin along with niacin or only statin?
Niacin and lipids: Niacin can help but 500mg is too little of a dose. This medication works better for raising the HDL chol. And lowering your triglycerides. Not as good or lowering your ldh chol. If you want to lower your total chol. Then a statin is best. Will still need to go up on niacin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increase blood sugar: Increase blood sugars is a side effect seen with niacin.( a dose-related effect). Close blood glucose monitoring is advised for diabetics/ potentially diabetic patients during treatment with niacin; adjustment of diet and/or antidiabetic therapy may be necessary. See your physician for evaluation and care. ...Read more
Depends: Your cholesterol levels will determine how much you need. Your doctor will usually start you out at the lowest dose and work his way up based on tolerance and responnse to therapy. ...Read more
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