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... but I would like to know if Niacin is as harmful on the liver as the statin drugs? ... (9 replies)
... With either choice make sure you get liver enzymes checked...certainly after the first month. ... (9 replies)
... mg a day. I once took several OTC niacin products with very poor blood test results. Some products gave me no flush at all. The prescription NIACOR gave me better and more consistent results. ... (29 replies)

... I think your statement might be easily misinterpreted. There have been more cases of liver damage with sustained release formulas than with the other formulas. But problems still affect only a very small proportion of users. ... (29 replies)
... Hi JJ, I'm one of those on the board taking Niacin, too. I take Enduracin, a sustained release form, which can be ordered online. I tried an immediate release niacin once years ago, and just hated the flushing, so chose to go with one which might have a slightly higher risk but which I could tolerate. ... (15 replies)
... I've been taking NIACIN immediate release for approx. 6 years. Doses ranged from 2,000 to 5,000 mg daily. I am now taking a prescription immediate release Niacin called NIACOR. ... (10 replies)
... how my HDL got so low when I exercise and I'm vegetarian I am obese and do have type 2 diabetes which is controlled by diet. My question is since I can't take a niacin supplement, is it alright to eat foods higher in niacin in order to get my niacin in? ... (16 replies)
... sustained release formulas. Of course NIASPAN which is Extended Release and Lab tested to precise standards has not caused these liver problems. NIASPAN is also very expensive. If you have Prescription Insurance this is not a concern. ... (9 replies)
... I believe in approaching use of niacin with extreme caution. ... (27 replies)
May 25, 2004
... Everyone with high cholesterol should give niacin a try. It is cheap and doesn't need a prescription. ... (5 replies)
Jan 7, 2004
... will determine if your liver enzymes are elevated. ... (5 replies)
... I also believe they are effective. Your correct about monitoring the liver enzymes. It seems any Suspended Release or Extended release Niacin formulas carries a much greater risk of liver damage than plain Immediate Release. ... (47 replies)
... My doctor said it was fine but he just needed to monitor my liver enzymes several times a year. My HDL went up about 5 points and my TRIGS came down about 100 pts. on that dosage. ... (42 replies)
Jul 26, 2004
... in being bad on your liver, everythings bad on your liver and kidneys, even if your liver enzymes do go up it's completely reversable, i drink like a fish and my liver numbers go up some i stop drinking for a month or two and the numbers fall right back to normal range. ... (23 replies)
... she should check your liver enzymes, as high dose niacin can eventually affect your liver. ... (9 replies)
Lipitor or niacin?
Dec 20, 2004
... the highest just before I started niacin therapy was 247. And my figures for LDL, HDL and trigs have improved, too. My liver enzymes have had negligible changes as a result of taking niacin. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks for the info but now I am starting to get confused. If inositol hexaniacinate is slow release, then that means that I could have increased liver enzyme readings at my next blood test? ... (47 replies)
... so it is wise to have a blood test to check your liver enzymes. ... (10 replies)
... Just wanted to give a quick up date. Under my doctor's approval and under his care I am currently taking 1,000mg immediate release Niacin at bed time. Also I am taking 1,200mg Red yeast Rice twice daily as well. My Doctor said it was fine for me to take both. ... (23 replies)
... a day, and had very minor flushing for a few days. Over a period of months, I increased that to 500 mg, then to 750 mg. I got no flushing with the increases, my liver enzymes are well within the normal range, and my lipid panel was much improved. ... (27 replies)

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