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... 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)
... Is the difference between Niaspan and OTC niacin products primiarily the flushing factor? ... (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 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 believe in approaching use of niacin with extreme caution. ... (27 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)
... 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)
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)
... 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)
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)

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