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... Niaspan is "extended" release niacin, not "slow" release. I know this may sound like a mere play on words, but it is physiologically significant. ... (3 replies)
No-flush Niacin
Aug 12, 2006
... niacin complex, I'm sure the liver perceives the blood's constant delivery of niacin in precisely the same way. ... (11 replies)
... above 2000 mg has definitely been associated with the Liver damage potential... but you are absolutely wrong to lump Niaspan... or immediate release niacin for that matter... ... (12 replies)

... That is the same as my Doctor advised. He said I would have no issues with 2,000mg immediate release besides the flushing :mad:. I talked to him about this and he told me not to worry about any other side effects. What he did say however is to stay away from Slo-Niacin. When I began my Niacin therapy I asked him about Slo-Niacin and he said he would not allow me to take it.... (12 replies)
... Niacin is either fast acting plain nicotinic acid, or mixed with agents to help slow down delivery. ... (12 replies)
... Next time you see your doctor, take 1000 mg. plain old niacin on an empty stomach about 30 minutes before you get to his waiting room. ... (12 replies)
Low Dose Niacin
Feb 7, 2005
... ositol hexanicotinate when I use up my bottle of regular. I'm skeptical of the claims though that the IHex is in any quantitative way different from the timed or slow release formulations which seems riskier in regard to liver damage. I have to be doubly vigilant because of the statin use. ... (19 replies)
... Tmax. By the term "intermediate release," it is used herein to characterize the nicotinic acid formulations of the present invention which release their medication in vitro or in vivo over a period of time which is greater than about 1 to 2 hours, i.e. ... (22 replies)
... to avoid or reduce the cutaneous flushing, a number of materials have been suggested for administration with an effective antihyperlipidemic amount of immediate release nicotinic acid, including guar gum in U.S. Pat. No. 4,956,252, and mineral salts as disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. ... (33 replies)
... release formulations of niacin still allow the development of liver toxicity, which is why I prefer the inositol hexanicotinate. ... (21 replies)
... One patient who took 5 x 500mg niacin over a 48 hour period was unresponsive for several minutes. ... (12 replies)


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