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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Starting my 3rd trimester, very low risk pregnancy. Curious about taking 500mg Niacin orally. Use Vitamin D3 and B12 for mild depression.

Starting my 3rd trimester, very low risk pregnancy. Curious about taking 500mg Niacin orally. Use Vitamin D3 and B12 for mild depression.

Category C drug: You a bodybuilder? LOL The "skinny" on this is that niacin is a vasodilator which is why bodybuilders love it (just ask Arnold). It ain't half bad lowering cholesterol as well. But it's labeled a Cat. C risk during pregnancy. That means harm to baby CANNOT BE RULED OUT, Probably safe up to about 18mg daily but best advice is to check with your doctor. Wanna chat? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is it good to have a drink which contains soy protein, hi-maize, vitamin (a c B6 b12), thiamin b1, niacin b3, folate, (folic acid) sodium, potassium in pregnancy ?

Is it good to have a drink which contains soy protein, hi-maize, vitamin (a c B6 b12), thiamin b1, niacin b3, folate, (folic acid) sodium, potassium in pregnancy ?

Which form: Which forms the vitamins are can matter. For example, B6 comes inactive and also active. The active form of B6 is pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Too much inactive B6 can actually block active B6 from the B6 receptor, creating symptoms of B6 deficiency. Folic acid is synthetic, and too much can be bad also. Methylfolate and folinic acid are what one should take during pregnancy. ...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're the dangers of taking niaspan (niacin)?

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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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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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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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

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Niaspan (Definition)

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