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... I understand alcohol raises HDL. ... (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)
... Two years ago my AST and ALT numbers were 21 and 16 respectively. ... (3 replies)

... 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. ... (3 replies)
Need some advice
Jun 4, 2007
... You should start out on 500 mg for a month... and then increase it to 1000 mg if you are not having much flushing anymore... and repeat this process until you are at 2000 mg. ... (8 replies)
Niaspan ?
Nov 9, 2010
... Hi, I am 55 , female and have been on Zetia for a couple years now. ... (4 replies)
... s if your liver is weak. Before you 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)
... C. And I know this will not be true for everyone. Candy and sugar seems to have the same effect on me. ... (8 replies)
Niaspan absorption
Mar 19, 2009
... I also run an elevated LDL and a low HDL. ... (1 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 am 5' 7" and about 150lb. No dairy stuff other than cream for tea, ice cream. Take olive oil, Margarine from Trader Joes. ... (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 don't drink alcohol. (24 replies)
... lots of itching on my arms, head and chest, redness all over my arms and chest, feeling warm, etc. It was much like your experience. I didn't think it was too bad of an experience though. ... (14 replies)
... Tell me about your alcohol consumption. ... (24 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! ... (5 replies)
... What I have learned about myself is that cholesterol in my diet has zero effect on my cholesterol levels. And weight has zero effect as well. ... (34 replies)
... and if it will not help my cholesterol issue any, that I would just as well take cholesterol meds and call it a day. ... (11 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)
... Well, I know that people here on the board think they've had success with the Inositol Hexanicotinate, but the research says it contains no free niacin, and the medical literature says it is worthless for cholesterol control. My own doctor emphasized that again the last time I saw her a couple of weeks ago. ... (5 replies)

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