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Niacin Flush
Dec 8, 2006
... hr prior to taking Niacin OD. The 1st day or 2 will flush, but did go away with regular use. ... (21 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 suspect the majority of problems are when people take an OTC product without being under supervision of a doctor at all, or who just don't go in for liver enzyme checks when they should. ... (29 replies)

OTC Drugs
Jan 7, 2005
... acin, an OTC sustained release niacin. I was unable to get my cholesterol down enough with dietary changes alone, but by taking 750 mg. niacin daily in a divided dose, I've got it down to TC 190, LDL 101, HDL 72 and trigs 87. ... (2 replies)
... I'm starting to take OTC niacin and am looking for the most reliable OTC brand and type. As far as type, I bought two different kinds... ... (9 replies)
... I believe in approaching use of niacin with extreme caution. ... (27 replies)
... Occacionally, rash with niacin is severe and can limit therapy. It seems to affect people who normally have "sensitive" skin, are fair skinned, or get frequent dermatoses. ... (4 replies)
... release OTC niacin. ... (34 replies)
... has caused liver failure in most of the cases of Niacin use. ... (29 replies)
Niaspan vs. Niacin
Jul 13, 2006
... release OTC niacin instead. I've had no problems with liver enzyme elevation whatsoever in the 38 months I've been on it. I've only been taking 750 mg, though. ... (5 replies)
... she should check your liver enzymes, as high dose niacin can eventually affect your liver. ... (9 replies)
... Is the difference between Niaspan and OTC niacin products primiarily the flushing factor? ... (9 replies)
... release niacin, Enduracin, for about two years. Presumably some of the OTC niacins are riskier for liver enzymes than the other forms, but I've had no problems at all. ... (3 replies)
Low Dose Niacin
Feb 9, 2005
... jtu, what did you find about the interaction of Niaspan and aspirin that caused you to stop taking it? When I looked up the interactions, it just said that "aspirin may cause blood levels of niacin (also referred to as "nicotinic acid") to be increased. This interaction is poorly documented and is considered minor in severity." So as I see it, we are just getting more bang... (19 replies)
... I've been taking Niacin for approx. 3 years. Niacin corrects all lipid abnormalities. ... (29 replies)
... Hello Yes! this is very helpful! Can you tell me what your numbers were before starting on niacin?? Thanks. :wave: (29 replies)
... An excellent over the counter Niacin is CARLSON Immediate release (500mg tab). Keep away from any timed release niacin (over the counter). Almost all cases of liver damage have occurred with timed/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... (9 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 got the results of this week's blood test. I am pleased with everything except the old bugaboo, Lp(a). My last month's regimen was double the Lipitor (from 10 to 20 mg.), 500 mg. SLO-Niacin (OTC), calorie counting with a little nod to lower fats, especially butterfat...most cooking done with canola sauteeing. I eat 6 eggs a week and a glass of kefir made with 2% milk... (42 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)

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