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Doctor insights on: Niaspan Liver

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Which has less effect on liver immediate release niacin or fluvastatin?

Which has less effect on liver immediate release niacin or fluvastatin?

Niacin: Both can affect liver. Niacin is gentler on liver than fluvastatin, but the preferred form of Niacin is the delayed release (extended release). ...Read more

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Can OTC 500mg non flush niacin taken for high cholesterol be bad for my liver?

Can OTC 500mg non flush niacin taken for high cholesterol be bad for my liver?

Rarely: That dose is small. Most liver toxicity occurs with > 2, 000 mg. To be safe, get an alt (blood sample) next time you check your cholesterol. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to take Niacin 100mg long term as everyday supplement?or would it cause harm to my liver?it makes my skin smooth & glowing.i love it.

Would it be safe to take Niacin 100mg long term as everyday supplement?or would it cause harm to my liver?it makes my skin smooth & glowing.i love it.

Niacin long term: At that dose - Niacin would be safe - niacin is a B vitamin and thus water soluble so if you don't need it - the body excretes it by way of urine. Niacin at much higher doses is associated with a flushing sensation and can cause liver injury but at your dose - i believe it would be safe Good luck ...Read more

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My total cholesterol is 242, my triglycerides is 535, if i take statin iam having severe body pain, iam also having fatty liver, can I take niacin .

My  total cholesterol is 242, my triglycerides is 535, if i take  statin  iam having severe body pain, iam also having fatty liver, can I take niacin .

Complicated.: Can take Niacin or fenofibrate, but may not need to. Single trig value may mis-represent the average trig value. Could be result of other metabolic abnormality.Measure trig and sugar on several occasions including non fasting samples. If in 1000 range will require treatment. If lower maybe not. Try another statin. Your LDL is probably 100. If no coronary artery disease or stroke 100 is fine. ...Read more

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What is niaspan prescribed for?

What is niaspan 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 is prescription Niacin ...Read more

Niaspan (Definition)

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 ...Read more