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Doctor insights on: Should I Take Niacin If I Have A Uti

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Is it safe to take niacin if I have glaucoma?

Is it safe to take niacin if I have glaucoma?

Probably OK; if in: Doubt: check intraocular pressure with applanation tonometer both before taking & after stable daily niacin dosing >1 month to verify no ↑ IOL. Also be aware: (1) doses <1, 000 mg/day rarely of any benefit, typically requires 1, 500 to >2, 000 mg/day to do much & (2) cholesterol wrong issue/misleading; check Large-HDL-P via NMR lipoproteins; the parameter which can improve with niacin. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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What amount niacin should I take?

None: You're 38. What is your indication for taking niacin? If you have high cholesterol, change your diet and life style. ...Read more

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Should I take niacin to calm me down?

It's not for that.: Unless having a lower cholesterol will calm you down, Niacin has no direct calming effect. ...Read more

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I take b-100 2x a day for cholesterol, really for the niacin, is that a good amount?

I take b-100 2x a day for cholesterol, really for the niacin, is that a good amount?

Probably not: Most b-100's contain b3 in the form of niacineamide, which does not lower cholesterol, not niacin. The doses of Niacin shown to lower cholesterol are at least 500 mg/day. But while Niacin lowers LDL & raises hdl, it's not clear if this lowers risk of heart disease, in part because cholesterol is not the main cause of heart disease. See http://www. Ccjm. Org/content/79/1/38.Full re: Niacin & comment:. ...Read more

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I have heard that taking too much niacin is bad and that you should take about 14 mg a day, but every niacin supplement I have seen says 500 mg?

Bad: The usual dose is 1000 to 2000 mg daily. 14 mg would be a homeopathic dose. The American Heart Association doesn't recommend the use of Niacin for the prevention of heart disease unless there is a clear indication AND the person is statin intolerant. ...Read more

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What amount niacin to take first time?

What amount niacin to take first time?

Just one 500mg dose.: Start with one pill nightly before bed for one week, then add one pill in the morning for another week, then add a pill at night for the third week, and so on weekly until you get to 1000 to 1500mg twice daily, which would be the therapeutic dose. ...Read more

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Could you take 2, 000 mg of niacin a day safely?

Yes: By gradually increasing the dose. Please check with Ur Pharmacist or MD for details. ...Read more

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What to do if I take 500mg of niacin & 500 mcg of b 12, is this too much?

No: The usual doses are:
niacin: up to 3000 mg (3gm) 3 times per day
b12: up to 1500 mcg per day. ...Read more

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Please help, how much niacin to take to induce a flush?

Please help, how much niacin to take to induce a flush?

Any amount.: Any amount can cause flushing. Start with just 500mg at night, and increase dose by 500mg weekly, morning and night, to try to minimize experience of flushing and increase tolerance of the agent. ...Read more

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How much vit B12 and niacin do you need and how many do you take daily?

Not much: It varies by age and sex but generally your rda (recommended daily allowance) is 2.4 micrograms of B12 and 16 milligrams of Niacin daily. A single multivitamin will generally have all of this and much more. Your food is likely adequate but if you want to be certain, take a single multivitamin each day. ...Read more

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What amount of niacin flush should I take to clean my system free of thc?

Don't use: Just don't use thc and it will be out of your system. There is no good evidence to show that Niacin helps. ...Read more

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How does niacin help your body is it a good idea to take it daily for health?

How does niacin help your body is it a good idea to take it daily for health?

Benefits of Niacin: Yes, as a cholesterol treatment. It can boost level of good cholesterol and lower triglycerides. It also lowers bad cholesterol. Niacin also has others benefits. There is good evidence that it helps reduces atherosclerosis.It is a fda approved treatment for pellagra. It has been studied as a treatment for many other problems like lowering the risk of alzheimer's disease, cataracts, osteoarthritis and d.M. ...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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Total cholestrol is 248. Cant take statians is there natural remadies to help me im taking niacin?

Total cholestrol is 248. Cant take statians is there natural remadies to help me im taking niacin?

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. ...Read more

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Is niacin good and safe to take for depression?

Is niacin good and safe to take for depression?

Safe, yes.: Effective, probably not. But if it makes YOUR depression better that's all that matters. ...Read more

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How much niacin can I take, with out it raising my blood sugar?

How much niacin can I take, with out it raising my blood sugar?

Regular dose.: In standard effective doses of 2000-3000mg daily in divided doses, flush free Niacin will have a small but clinically negligible effect on the blood sugar - should not impact the HgbA1C noticeably and should not increase your risk of diabetic complications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take niacin 50mg or 100mg orally everyday as a supplement for the body?

Is it safe to take niacin 50mg or 100mg orally everyday as a supplement for the body?

Safe, yes. Issue is: Why? Vitamin (except Vit D3) deficiency=rare in 1st world countries. Vitamins=simple molecules present in nearly all foods; humans have not maintained every gene/enzyme to make them from other molecules, generally missing only a single step. Yet they are cheap to gather & big business sales. However niacin, B3, at >1, 000 mg/day, improves lipoproteins for some. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Niacin ...Read more

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What is best to take to lower cholesterol? Niacin, niacinamide, no-flush product? And how much?

What is best to take to lower cholesterol? Niacin, niacinamide, no-flush product? And how much?

Niacin is best: No-flush Niacin can either refer to a slow release preparation or inositol. Slow release preparations are better tolerated than immediate release products, but the lipid lowering effects are somewhat less potent than immediate or extended release niacin. For comparable efficacy a higher dose of slow release is usually needed. Inositol and niacinamide not improve lipids and should be avoided. ...Read more

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How much niacin can I take in one day? Using to help cleanse system of THC. Also working out a ton and drinking plenty of water.

How much niacin can I take in one day? Using to help cleanse system of THC. Also working out a ton and drinking plenty of water.

It doesn't work: And you shouldn't be trying. Niacin is potentially toxic in high doses, and doses greater than 1000 mg per day are not recommended. It can cause severe headache and problems related to vasodilatation. Neither working out nor drinking water will increase your clearance of THC, and overly dilute urine will cause you to "fail" a urine drug test. Stop using cannabis and it will take care of itself. ...Read more

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Is it an acceptable alternative for a 68 year old very active male to take 1500mg non-flush niacin instead of 5mg crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Is it an acceptable alternative for a 68 year old very active male to take 1500mg non-flush niacin instead of 5mg crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Depends: It depends what lipids disorders need to be target. If the problem is HDL alone or the LDL is normal and you do not ned a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) then is ok, but if you have a high ldl, then this must be target first and then recheck the rest of the profile. I bet you will have more side effects from Niacin than from Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5 mg. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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Niaspan (Definition)

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