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Bought Hair La Vie vitamins 4 hair. I got a reaction . An agent on phone said it was called a niacin flush.That should take w/ big meal. Is this safe?

Bought Hair La Vie vitamins 4 hair. I got a reaction . An agent on phone said it was  called a niacin flush.That should take w/ big meal. Is this safe?

Niacin flush: If the reaction is due to niacin then you would want to take an aspirin 325 mg 30 minutes prior to the vitamin containing niacin. This will prevent the flush. Also a meal with some fat in it is helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Addictive properties. Is this the case, or is nicotine itself a cancer causing agent, what to do?

Maybe: There's one cancer for which nicotine may be a growth promoter, but the really wicked stuff in tobacco smoke that damages genes is in the products of combustion. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of niaspan (niacin)?

What are the side effects of niaspan (niacin)?

Some side effects: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; heartburn; increased cough, indigestion, or upset stomach; nausea; temporary skin redness, itching, tingling, or feelings of warmth (flushing); vomiting. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects and drug interaction of niaspan (niacin)?

See Below: Common side effects include flushing, itching, nausea, numbness in the extremities, and abdominal pain. In terms of interactions, these may be caused by using Niaspan (niacin) with alcohol, certain cholesterol lowering meds like simvastatin, and others. However, in general is is safe to use with other medications. ...Read more

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I took 500mg niaspan (niacin) 9 months with severe side effect i stopped it 8 months ago and still going crazy everyday what should I do? Please help

I took 500mg niaspan (niacin) 9 months with severe side effect i stopped it 8 months ago and still going crazy everyday what should I do? Please help

Get evaluated: Usually your symptoms should have resolved after stopping niaspan (niacin). Taking Aspirin 30 minutes before taking Niaspan (niacin) helps reduce some of the side effects. See a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

Niaspona: This a long acting form of Niacin we use to treat elevated cholesterol and to try and raise HDL somewhat. ...Read more

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Do you need to take niaspan (niacin) forever?

Niaspan (niacin): It depends on why you are taking it, and the expected outcome. This should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Long acting Niacin: Niaspan is a long acting form of niacin. It is used to increase good cholesterol (hdl), lower bad cholesterol (ldl), and decrease triglycerides. Niacin is a vitamin, also known as vitamin b3 and nicotinic acid. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking niaspan (niacin)?

A few risks to note: can cause sugars to go up, flushing, high enough doses can affect the liver(especially when added to a statin), limited data on benefit. In other words the total cholesterol and the LDLs should be the focus of treatment. No mortality reductions with niaspan (niacin) or the fibrate group of drugs. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Niaspan (Definition)

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