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Dr. John Landi
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Niacor (Overview)

Niacor is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What to do if I've been ready on 500mg niacin tablets for peoe 14 days?

What to do if I've been ready on 500mg niacin tablets for peoe 14 days?

Please clarify-: What are you trying to treat? What information are you looking for? Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
172 doctors shared insights

Niacor (Overview)

Niacor is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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I weigh over three hundred pounds, and my doctor prescribe me over 1500 mg of niacin for cholesterol and anxiety, gerd, does this sound right.

I weigh over three hundred pounds, and my doctor prescribe me over 1500 mg of niacin for cholesterol and anxiety, gerd, does this sound right.

Good for cholesterol: Niacin is often used to raise HDL cholesterol and has been proven to lower risk/frequency of cardiovascular events as well as the progression of atherosclerotic disease. Whether it can do the other things is not as clear, but it is a vitamin and its deficiency can result in syndromes like pellagra which includes diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia, even death so it's good for you. ...Read more

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Taking 1mg klonopin/day. I have a brain metabolism problem. Been prescribed piracetam for that. Want to add niacin too. Any interaction between those 3?

Taking 1mg klonopin/day. I have a brain metabolism problem. Been prescribed piracetam for that. Want to add niacin too. Any interaction between those 3?

Brain metabolism?: I'm not sure what you mean by "brain metabolism problem, " since so many metabolic reactions are going on in your brain at the same time. Piracetam is a derivative of GABA http://tinyurl. Com/b456rj3 and Klonopin (clonazepam) enhances GABA receptor activity too. You could end up more drowsy ; sedated. Some people have paradoxical agitated responses to benzodiazepines. Niacin will not help/affect any of this. ...Read more

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Is OTC slo-niacin or OTC enduracin ask effective as niaspan in lowering triglycerides? All 3 products are extended release versions of nicotinic acid

Should be same.: Milligram for milligram, they should all be similarly effective. That being said, there's more regulation and quality control placed over medication (NiaSpan) compared to OTC agents so the dosing of such might be more accurate and reliable, technically speaking. ...Read more

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

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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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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Could you take 2,000 mg of niacin a day safely?

Yes: By gradually increasing the dose. Please check with Ur Pharmacist or MD for details. ...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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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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Niacin side effects swollen lower lip could taking 1800mg of niacin induce a swollen lower lip?

Possibly: While it's not possible to overdose on Niacin simply by eating too many niacin-rich foods, taking too much over-the-counter or prescription Niacin can be dangerous.

You may have heard that too much Niacin can be harmful because of internet rumors. The rumors falsely state that by taking a large amount of niacin, people can flush the chemicals that show they've used marijuana out of their bodies. ...Read more

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Blood red, painful, burning, skin. Blurry eyesight, vomiting, extreme head ache. Are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin? How long will it last?

Blood red, painful, burning, skin. Blurry eyesight, vomiting, extreme head ache. Are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin? How long will it last?

Possibly: Niacin commonly causes flushing (hot feeling, red skin, tingling) and headaches after taking, particularly doses greater than 1000 mg. The best thing to do is stop taking it for a couple days to see if the symptoms go away. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have hypothryodism and take Synthroid (thyroxine)... If I take Niacin 500mg does if interfere with my condition? Don't want my thyroid to got back to being slow

I have hypothryodism and take Synthroid (thyroxine)... If I take Niacin 500mg does if interfere with my condition?  Don't want my thyroid to got back to being slow

I don't think so: There is a HUGE list of medications which interact with Synthroid, (thyroxine) but I could not find niacin on it. Certainly there are other cholesterol lowering medications which should be taken cautiously or avoided when taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) but niacin seems to be ok. 500 mg is a relatively low dose so start there and see how it goes. If get flushing, talk with MD about taking low dose aspirin to prevent. ...Read more

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Is colchicine safe to take with niacin and prozac (fluoxetine). I mean are there any adverse reactions or interactions?

Is colchicine safe to take with niacin and prozac (fluoxetine). I mean are there any adverse reactions or interactions?

Should be: Niacin is metabolized in the liver. So is Prozac (fluoxetine) and doses adusted and monitered. The Niacin can cause gout and colchcine is used to treat this. Colchacine is metabolized and excreted thru the kidneys. If your doctor and you follow up regularly and labs ekg etc done you should be ok. ...Read more

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How much niacin can you take in one day?

How much niacin can you take in one day?

Up to 3 grams in : Divided dose. But why are you taking it? Did your physician recommend? ...Read more

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How much vit B12 and niacin do you need and how many do you take daily?

Not much: It varies by age and sex but generally your rda (recommended daily allowance) is 2.4 micrograms of B12 and 16 milligrams of Niacin daily. A single multivitamin will generally have all of this and much more. Your food is likely adequate but if you want to be certain, take a single multivitamin each day. ...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 niacin?

What is 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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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?

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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What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

What is the vitamin niacin b 250mg commonly used for?

Lowers chol + TG: Niacin lowers cholesterol, raises the "good" HDL and lowers triglycerides — but at much higher doses than 250. You need to get up to 1500 mg/day or more to see much effect. The downside is that it can cause flushing and raise both sugar (not good if you are diabetic) and uric acid (not good if you are prone to gout.). ...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?

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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