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... My Doctor now has me taking 2,000mg immediate release Niacin daily. I have been on Niacin for over six months now and am having my lipid panel in two weeks. I am very eager to see how the Niacin has been working. ... (5 replies)
... It's not very clear exacly HOW niacin works as an antilipidemic but it's almost surely through an action in the liver. ... (8 replies)
... Taking Niaspan with food; or an aspirin half an hour before taking Niaspan will help decrease the Side effects - also taking it right before bed will help as well - but yes - If side effects do not subside after a week or 2 - you will definately want to tell your Dr; as well as not increasing your dose to 1000 mg/day until your body gets used to it and the side effects... (19 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)
... It is hard to say what your doctor will want to do. Perhaps he will want to change the statin. Perhaps he will want to add niacin to the statin. Perhaps he'll want you to give Niaspan a try. But if you are taking any niacin in addition to other medication, be sure to let your doctor know. ... (38 replies)
... Mart. The problem is that the theraputic dose is somewhere between 1500 and 2000 mg a day. That amount of regular niacin will produce some pretty uncomfortable side effects. ... (14 replies)
Lab Numbers
Dec 4, 2002
... You have seen niacin selling at $30.00 for 50 pills at 500mg? That IS rather pricey! Where I normally purchase my niacin, I can get 1000 250mg tablets of ordinary niacin for $18.90. That would mean a five and a half month supply at 1500mg/day. Or, if I wanted to buy the time-release version, I can get 720 250mg pills for $25.60, which would be the equivalent of a four... (11 replies)
... I have been fighting high cholesterol for many years. After many problems with the prescription drug Questran and with niacin, my doctor switched me five years ago to a different drug, Zocor. ... (9 replies)
New numbers
Jun 4, 2009
... And I already have been taking Vitamin C, Flush Niacin and Krill oil for many years. My understanding is that fish oil lowers triglycerides, Niacin the HDL. I was taking L'Cartinine as well but stopped that about 6 months ago. ... (12 replies)
... vitamin or antioxidants. Niacin is a well tested vitamin used for controlling cholesterol problems. Fish oil has many studies behind it too. Panthetine... ... (3 replies)
... I take prescription Niaspan, which is just a prescription form of niacin that reduces the "flushing" that occurs with immediate release niacin. ... (7 replies)
... But what about those people who have no such prescription drug plan? ... (33 replies)
Mar 19, 2008
... Immediate release niacin or certain sustained released types (Slo-niacin, Enduracin) should be effective too. The type that probably isn't effective is marketed as 'no-flush' niacin, Inositol Hexanicotinate. If on a limited budget, ask your doctor if you can switch to immediate release (if the flush doesn't bother you) or something like Enduracin. The OTC sustained release... (3 replies)
... acid can trigger cardiovascular events. That is why many Doctors no longer prescribe high doeses of folic acid with high homocysteine levels. If you can tolerate Niacin go for it! Under my Doctor's care I have been taking 3,000mg immediate release daily all at once at bed time. ... (15 replies)
... Vitamin B3 is also known as niacin. Niacin can cause 'flushing', which some find very uncomfortable, while others do not. Immediate release niacin causes the most discomfort from flushing. ... (8 replies)
... The niacin I take is prescription Niaspan. It's an extended niacin that doesn't cause nearly as much flushing as immediate release niacin. You have to get your Doctor to prescribe it. ... (7 replies)
Niaspan ?
Sep 13, 2007
... You're taking SLO Niacin... and I can't speak to how well that works or how well any other form of niacin works other than Niaspan, other than what I have read. ... (13 replies)
... ore and got some great feedback, especially from Lenin and HubbleRules among others. I'd love to know what you think about this. Should I consider asking for a prescription quality fish oil tablet? ... (1 replies)
... release niacin would be best in your case, such as Niaspan, which is available by prescription. This form of niacin may be better for lowering LDL, and at the same time increasing HDL. ... (17 replies)
... some are safer than others. He might want to switch to the prescription form of niacin, Niaspan. Or perhaps cut the dosage. If he does continue to take niacin in any form, I'd think he may want to have another liver function test in three months to make sure things weren't getting worse. ... (7 replies)

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