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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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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 stopped taking niaspan (niacin) 500mg after having several problems with it. I now feel sick and am very tired. Is this normal.

I stopped taking niaspan (niacin) 500mg after having several problems with it. I now feel sick and am very tired. Is this normal.

It could be a side : Effect. See your dr and get checked for liver, stomach, heart and thyroid problems. Drink lots of water and get enough sleep. Take care ! ...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 an extended release version of niacin. It is used to raise good cholesterol (hdl), lower bad cholesterol (ldl), and reduce triglycerides. Niacin is a vitamin (b3), also known as 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

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What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

Niaspan (niacin): see: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects.html

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What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

Niaspan allergy: Niaspan (Niacin) helps to lower elevated cholesterol &triglyceride levels & to treat niacin deficiency. ...Read more

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Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin). Anything else he can take?

Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin).  Anything else he can take?

Niaspan (niacin): Niacin causes this reaction. To make it not occur you need to take a full dose aspirin, or an Ibuprofen 1/2 hour before you take the niaspan (niacin). You should take it at bed time and also eat a low fat snack with it. Avoid alcohol of spicy foods before taking it. This should prevent the reaction. ...Read more

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Pls see HX on me. Dr.has me on Niaspan (niacin) 500 for high Trigly. What, if any, is the difference from OC Nician @ 1k mg?

Hx noted: OC Niacin is niacin. Generic OC niacin is likely cheaper and thus preferred. The usual dose is 500-2000 mg limited by flushing. Flushing can be reduced by taking 325 mg of aspirin an hour beforehand. Niacin reduces triglycerides but generally isn't indicated unless the level is >500 and refractory to dietary changes. ...Read more

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Is niapsan %00mg ER anight time or morning medicine? My bottle just says take 1. I have been on niaspan 500mg for 3 years, and zocor. But i don't know if they are taken together or if niaspan is a day or night medicine, or zocor.?

Niaspan (niacin) : Niaspan (niacin) is best taken in the morning with a low dose 81 mg aspirin. The Aspirin lessens the flushing that accompanies the niaspan (niacin). Zocor is best taken in the evening, when it is 10% more effective due to the body's biorhythm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use niaspan (niacin) while pregnant?

Yes: Niaspan (niacin) is a slow release formulation of the vitamin Niacin which is safe to use when pregnant and is included in much lower amounts in prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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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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Niaspan (Definition)

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