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... release OTC product, and took it, as directed, with a meal. I had only minor flushing the first week, none thereafter. ... (8 replies)
... Beach Heart Program". I discussed it with my doctor and started on the niaspan. At the time he said that none of his patients were taking niaspan. I did try one niacin 500 mg tablet about three years ago and broke out in nasty red welts every where. It was quite scary. ... (9 replies)
... I have been taking 1500 mg of niacin in the morning and 1500 mg in the evening for about a year and a half now. ... (9 replies)

... during the first pass metabolism. Slow release niacin is merely an attempt to reduce the number and intensity of flushing episodes. ... (3 replies)
... ACE28, Are you saying that you have also been on Pravachol for the past 3 years, along with the niacin? Pravachol lowered my numbers about 6 years ago until I could hardly walk from the leg weakness and stopped taking it. (29 replies)
... meals. I know most people on Niaspan seem to take it at bedtime. That would never work for me, as I am a very light sleeper, and having "night sweats" from the niacin would wake me up for sure. The meals buffer the flush effect, and at least it is in the daytime. ... (29 replies)
Dec 21, 2007
... Well said. I am fully undercare with my Doctor as well. Even though Niacin is a, "B Vitamin", when you take a higher doesage it acts like a medication and needs to be treated that way. ... (6 replies)
... Niacin which is an OTC but a very good product. I have summarized some of their studies on another thread. It comes in 250 mg, 500 and 750. ... (12 replies)
... Take acting plain niacin if you can stand it, a slow acting version if you can't bear the flush. ... (7 replies)
... Well thanx so much for sharing that Uff. Like U said, U made other changes also, but it sounds like the Niacin seemed to work mighty well for you... ... (15 replies)
Low Dose Niacin
Feb 7, 2005
... flush preparations of OTC niacin contain no free nicotinic acid and should not be used in niacin therapy. ... (19 replies)
... Thanks, JimmyDale, for the quick reply and good information. I did a trial run with Niaspan and my number jumped from 40 to 58, so, common sense dictates I should continue it. My doc did not say "no" to trying non-Niaspan niacin (his recommended dosage was 1500 mg once a day), but was less than enthusiastic, citing the flushing factor. I'm considering giving the alternative... (9 replies)
... started taking Immediate release niacin about 4 years ago. ... (9 replies)
... Actually, I just found the answer to my one of my own questions! Seems the liver produces the most cholesterol at night, so taking niacin at night has the greatest effect. ... (9 replies)
Dec 21, 2007
... My doc started me at 500 mg per day, then we increased to 1000 where I've been ever since with very good results. My opinion is it's important to be under a doctor's supervision when taking therapeutic doses of niacin whether OTC or Rx, and to get the necessary bloodwork (liver function, etc.) on a regular schedule. (6 replies)
... after supplemention. This is what he stated he typically observed. Joe Blow had a low HDL of 36 and after some weight loss, diet modification, regulare exercise, niacin supplementation and a daily glass of wine the 6 months later HDL levels peaked at a somewhat respectable level of 46. ... (2 replies)
... Venture Man, It's considerably worse than that for us folks without drug coverage: My favorite discount pharmacy charges $331.82 for 90 tabs of 1000 mg. So that's about one dollar less than $4 GRAND a year.:nono: That's a LOT of money for niacin. <> So now you know why many of us take the OTC Time-Release... (17 replies)
... release niacin although I can't remember now the exact reason. ... (5 replies)
... I have tried the over the counter niacins and found them intolerable... even at 500 mg. Lenin takes asprin to make the OTC stuff tolerable. ... (5 replies)
... Maybe they figure it won't bother U at nite??? I have NO idea, as my hubby never took it. He said he had his fill of statins and side effects and was in no mood for anything else to aggravate him. I tried the stinking 100 mgs. and look what happened to me. I was really annoyed, as I figured that amount shouldn't have any affect. Oh well, guess I have a really weird... (29 replies)

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