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Which one is better for heart: niacinamide (nicotinamide) or niacin (nicotinic acid)?

Which one is better for heart: niacinamide (nicotinamide) or niacin (nicotinic acid)?

Niacin: Niacin in general is coming under increased scrutiny these days following the aim-high trial. It is seldom used as mono therapy so please discuss its role in your lipid treatment with your prescribing physician. ...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

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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What are foods rich in nicotinic acid?

What are foods rich in nicotinic acid?

Vitamin B3: Nicotinic acid or nacin is found in variety of foods, including liver, chicken, beef, fish, cereal, peanuts, legumes, and whole grain products. Also avocado, tomatoes, dates, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Can also be found in mushrooms and even beer! ...Read more

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Are irreversible damages caused by taking nicotinic acid (more than 1000 mg per day) for years? Or if the intake is blocked, is the damage eliminated?

Are irreversible damages caused by taking nicotinic acid (more than 1000 mg per day) for years? Or if the intake is blocked, is the damage eliminated?

Likely reversible.: Many have taken niacin at doses greater than 1000 mg per day, and inflammation of the liver, muscle aches, rise in blood sugar, gout attacks are usually totally reversible once the medication is discontinued. The body is a remarkable thing, very good at healing itself once insults are removed. Take heart! ...Read more

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Would 1000mg of Nicotinic Acid be sufficient to help manage triglycerides 218, HDL 19 in diabetic male?

Would 1000mg of Nicotinic Acid be sufficient to help manage triglycerides 218, HDL 19 in diabetic male?

No: My first choice would be a statin combined with 4000mg of fish oil and 1 cup of pureed red grapes daily. Should raise the HDL significantly and is much safer. Flush free niacin does not work. Prescription niacin works better however may cause sugar problems. If on niacin however, aspirin 30-60min prior to niacin along with an apple. Prevents flushing. ...Read more

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Could the intake of 150 mg per day of nicotinic acid (for 6 months) cause liver damage? If so, could be these irreversible damage?

Could the intake of 150 mg per day of nicotinic acid (for 6 months) cause liver damage? If so, could be these irreversible damage?

Not likely: The dose of 150 mg/day is far below the recommended doses used for medical conditions. The likelihood of causing liver issues is essentially zero. I would question why you are taking the vitamin specifically. For most healthy people with sensible diet, at most a comprehensive one-a-day multivitamin should be sufficient to maintain optimal vitamin levels in the body ...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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Which one is better for heart: niacinamide (nicotinamide) or niacin (nicotinic acid)?

Niacin: Niacin in general is coming under increased scrutiny these days following the aim-high trial. It is seldom used as mono therapy so please discuss its role in your lipid treatment with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate. Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?

250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate. Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?

Wallet drain: If healthy and normal diet, no reason to take supplemental potassium or niacin, both of which can have bad side effects. As most people tend to run low on magnesium, and it has a weak muscle relaxer & cathartic effect, you could take the magnesium, but it isn't essential either. Save you cash for good quality food. ...Read more

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Please explain why would the flexibility in the responses of body in nicotinic receptors be useful?

Please explain why would the flexibility in the responses of body in nicotinic receptors be useful?

Unclear question: Could you please restate your question. Ligand receptors are usually not characterized as flexible or non-flexible. ...Read more

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Where are the muscarinic and nicotinic receptors?

Where are the muscarinic and nicotinic receptors?

See below: Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, acts on two different types of receptors to produce different effects. You may consult this site for more information in this topic:
http://pharmacologycorner. Com/acetylcholine-receptors-muscarinic-and-nicotinic/ ...Read more

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Which drugs act on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors?

Which drugs act on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors?

Atropine: Atropine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why is the alpha-5 nicotinic receptor linked to nicotine addiction?

Why is the alpha-5 nicotinic receptor linked to nicotine addiction?

In Bronchial Epithel: Very interesting question, regarding nicotine related damage to bronchial epithelia cell BEC. Nic decreased the relative numbers of alpha 5-containing nAChRs, suggesting a role for receptor desensitization. This was demonstrated by biphasic increase in the concentrations of intracellular calcium ([Ca++]i) in response to activation of the channel by Nicotine and damage to delicate cell lining. ...Read more

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What could a nicotinic receptor antagonist do to the post-synaptic response to nerve stimulation?

What could a nicotinic receptor antagonist do to the post-synaptic response to nerve stimulation?

Good question: It depends on the agent. Your possibilities include permanent blockade, transitory blocking or nothing. The next neuron in series fires if there is spatial and / or temporal summation of EPSP's relative to inhibitory inputs. The rate of subsequent firing also depends on weather or not you are dealing with a neuron that is acing as a pacemaker (eg lateral geniculate nucleus) ...Read more

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Is it possible that succinylcholine drugs (nicotinic depolarizing neuromuscular blocker) decrease intraocular pressure?

Is it possible that succinylcholine drugs (nicotinic depolarizing neuromuscular blocker) decrease intraocular pressure?

No: Succinylcholine is known to increase intraocular minimally when given to secure the airway. The increase is small and passing, therefore it has been used in patients with increased intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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Can succinylcholine drugs (nicotinic depolarizing neuromuscular blocker) decrease intraocular pressure? Any answers appreciated!

Can succinylcholine drugs (nicotinic depolarizing neuromuscular blocker) decrease intraocular pressure? Any answers appreciated!

No.: Succinylcholine actually causes an increase in intraocular pressure for about 10 minutes after administration.
Classic teaching was not to use succ in people with open globe injuries. There are situations, though, where using succ with other agents that lower IOP is preferred because it makes intubation more smooth, avoiding hypertension and airway reactivity that is worse for the situation anyway ...Read more

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Is peracetic acid safe to apply?

Is peracetic acid safe to apply?

No not safe harmfull: It can cause harm to skin, eyes and respiratory systm and can cause asthma in some individuals. ...Read more

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How bad is taking the drug acid?

How bad is taking the drug acid?

Psychologic effect: By acid, I assume you mean LSD. LSD can produce psychological effects and altered sense of reality. Remember the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds? The song is reportedly describes the effects of LSD. While it is not physically additive, using LSD on a regular basis, the hallucinogenic effect of drug can make it difficult for the user to have any normal sense of reality. So avoid use. ...Read more

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When are acid levels highest and lowest?

When are acid levels highest and lowest?

PH: The ph of your blood is tightly regulated at all times. Only in severe disease states such as sepsis should the ph be altered. ...Read more

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Can someone have too much acid in my body?

Can someone have too much acid in my body?

Yes: There are conditions known as acidosis & alkalosis, too much and too little acid, respectively. Acid-base physiology is a complex topic, but in general, either can usually be classified as either respiratory or metabolic (or sometimes both!). Two systems keep acid/base balance in check: respiratory (lungs) and renal (kidneys). Disorders of either system can disrupt the body's ability to regulate. ...Read more

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Could it be bad to have too much acid in your body?

Could it be bad to have too much acid in your body?

Acidosis: Yes but need more information.
recommend you google this. ...Read more

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How bad is acid for you if I've only tried it once.?

How bad is acid for you if I've only tried it once.?

LSD Effects: If you do not have any current symptoms, you are fortunate. Most of the symptoms are related to large doses, and repeated doses. A few have had "flashbacks" after taking one dose. The more you use and the larger the doses, more serious side effects and long term sequela can occur. Not worth the risk. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acid completly disolve a body?

Why do you ask?: Human tissues can be disolved in certain acids / chemicals over a period of time. ...Read more

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Does milk neutralise acid?

Does milk neutralise acid?

Milk coats acid: Milk helps acid reflux by coating the esophagus and stomach, providing some protection against acid. The calcium and bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) in milk also help to neutralize the acids in the stomach. ...Read more

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What does muriatic acid do?

What does muriatic acid do?

Very corrosive: Muriatic acid is a mineral acid that is very corrosive. It is used to remove rust from steel, to process leather, to make batteries, to clean concrete, to clean swimming pools, in electroplating and in paper production. ...Read more

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What can you do for acid refux?

What can you do for acid refux?

Many things: There are many meds that work well for reflux, including otc prilosec, prevacid, pepcid, zantac, or axid. It also includes prescription meds such as nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) or protonix. See your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Which chemicals are in acid rain?

Which chemicals are in acid rain?

Sulfuric/nitric acid: Acid rain is a general term used to describe a condition where sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides gases given off from fossil fuel combustion (i.E power plants) combines in the atmosphere with oxygen and water forming a weak sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the rain water. ...Read more

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What happens if you are on a bad acid trip?

Who knows: It may just be a frightening experience. However, in the 1960's some people whet psychotic and remained so for years. ...Read more

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Why am I having very bad tasting acid burps?

Why am I having very bad tasting acid burps?

GERD: This sounds like gastric reflux into your esophagus, it can be from an incompetent sphincter into the stomach but can also be related to diet with late eating, spicy foods and over eating. You might consider adding an over the counter acid blocker like Omeprazole but if this is persistent check with your GI doctor for better control as chronic acid in the esophagus can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the action of kojic acid dipalmitate?

What is the action of kojic acid dipalmitate?

Kojic Acid: Kojic acid is used for skin lightening and anti-melasma. Effective for inhibiting melanin production, tyrosinase inhibitor.
Note: kojic acid dipalmitate is stable to ph, light, heat and oxidation, and does not complex with metal ions, which lead to color stability.
Kojic acid dipalmitate is light and heat stable, while kojic acid tends to oxidize over time. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally lick battery acid?

What happens if you accidentally lick battery acid?

Very bad effect: Battery acid poisoning; hydrogen sulfate poisoning; oil of vitriol poisoning; matting acid poisoning; vitriol brown oil poisoning
sulfuric acid is a very strong chemical that is corrosive. Corrosive means it can cause severe burns and tissue damage when it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. ...Read more