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Need some advice
Jun 4, 2007
... As far as triglycerides being high... mine are to... and I attribute it to alcohol and sugar. If you want your triglycerides to go down, you need to give up alcohol and sweets. When I did Akins, my triglicerides went from 360 to 120. Now that I'm drinking again, my triglicerides are back up to 300. So... ... (8 replies)
Niaspan ?
Nov 9, 2010
... The total has gone up 4 pts. from last year and the LDL 7 pts . The dr .feels my body just makes more cholesterol and is now suggesting Niaspan with the Zetia. ... (4 replies)
... No soda or alcohol or smoking. Social wine drinker. ... (0 replies)

Niaspan absorption
Mar 19, 2009
... The Niaspan passes through me undigested. ... (1 replies)
... I understand alcohol raises HDL. ... (3 replies)
... My doctor prescribed Niaspan for cholesterol 240 with high trig, but I also am a heavy alcohol user for 20 years and have high GGT liver enzymes. I think I should have more liver tests to determine damage before taking Niaspan. Any thoughts? ... (0 replies)
... I have been taking Niaspan for about 18 months. I started off with 250mg and worked up to 2000mg. For me there are virtually no side effects. ... (0 replies)
... I go back to the doc on 8/19. Liver was fine and has been always EXCEPT 22 years ago when I took a sulfa drug for a UTI and it elevated my liver enzymes big time. Went back to normal the following month. So because I have had a liver problem in connection with a prescription drug, that is why I am a little leary about this stuff. I don't even think I would drink at all... (3 replies)
... When I consume alcohol close to when I take niacin it will sometimes magnify the flush that I occasionally get, but has never effected my liver function. ... (3 replies)
... e of 2 ounces 80 proof liquor daily since Christmas. Prior to that, I was probably doing so only two or three days a week. So for me, neither the niacin nor the alcohol has influenced my liver. ... (3 replies)
... Well I did about an hour of searching on this subject, and just about all come up with this same info. Guess I will definitely have to chat with hubby's dr. Always something! JJ Niacin is relatively contraindicated in diabetic patients because it can worsen blood sugar control. In selected patients, Niacin may be used,... (5 replies)
... start taking this medication, your doctor may order a blood test to check your liver. Blood tests will probably be repeated 6 and 12 weeks after you start taking Niaspan and periodically after that. ... (29 replies)
... Hereis some info I found on the net about Niaspan that may be of some use to some people here ,certainly looks interesting to me if this can help people without oo many side effects . ... (10 replies)
... iacin your body doesn't use gets pee'd out as it's a water soluble vitamin. You still need to have your liver checked due to the high doses you are taking. And Niaspan did lower my LDL. For the first time in 15 years, my LDL is in the normal range. ... (8 replies)
... And I've also at least doubled my alcohol intake since then, too. ... (5 replies)
... VentureMan, What I was wondering about is if being a heavy drinker for a period of time and then stopping all alcohol intake. It's well know that alcohol has an effect on HDL. Let's say a person drank a pint hard alcohol plus a 6 pack of beer per day for a period of 5 or 6 years and then stopped drinking. ... (11 replies)
... The NIASPAN is very expensive, but it is very effective and avoids the flushing side effect which bothers most people. ... (2 replies)
... ast 2 months and all due to the Niaspan. Without it, I think I can predict an increase. Considering my diet, the high TGs are not easy to understand. Prior to Niaspan my TGs 254. ... (16 replies)
... If you have insurance, I suggest trying Niaspan extended release niacin. I have not had any issues with it. I'm currently taking 3000 mg a day. I don't get any flushing or side effects. ... (15 replies)
... Hi Lenin, NIASPAN is a prescription form of NIACIN which has been researched and shown great results with almost no liver toxicity. This Niacin blend is an Extended Release form. Apparently, it is much safer than the Slow Release form. The Immediate Release form is the safest, Most liver dysfunction has been tied to the Slow Release forms at higher doses (possibly > 2500... (42 replies)

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