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Lipitor or niacin?
Dec 21, 2004
... blue, If you can BEAR the flush, give mega-dose (therapeutic) niacin a try. See if your results are good enough after a month. Watch for serious angioedema on the first dose. It's not an easy drug to take and the same care should be taken with frequent liver function tests as one would do with statin therapy. (17 replies)
Sep 9, 2006
... most definitely can. That's not to say Niacin is free from any side effects. For instance, as a blood thinner, Niacin can increase the risk of bleeding.... although, the same can be said for aspirin. ... (13 replies)
Niacin Flush
Nov 9, 2006
... My experience is that NOTHING affects it much with the possible exception of HUGE quantities of booze and even then only slightly. Niacin works a bit but only a for few percent change. ... (21 replies)

Mar 27, 2006
... You cannot get therapeutic doses of niacin from food. ... (8 replies)
... To evaluate the efficacy and side effects of niacin therapy in dyslipidemicindividuals. ... (0 replies)
... My philosophy about taking niacin was to take no more than necessary to do the job, so I started out with 250 mg a day for three months. ... (34 replies)
May 24, 2004
... In my opinion, niacin is by far both better and safer than statins. ... (5 replies)
... Unless they were extraordinarily high or unresponsive, it's unwise to mix statins with therapeutic dosing of niacin. Frequent liver enzyme testing is wise if you go the two drug route. ... (9 replies)
... I believe in approaching use of niacin with extreme caution. ... (27 replies)
... effect of my taking niacin for my cholesterol. I'm only taking 750 mg daily, which is lower than a normal therapeutic dose. ... (9 replies)
... so I want to avoid therapeutic levels if at all possible. ... (34 replies)
Niacin reaction?
Mar 5, 2009
... It is most likely an effect from the fenofibrate. The fenofibrate has it's laundry list of side effects. For Niacin to be therapeutic your dose should be increased to at least 1,000 mg a day after speaking to your doctor. ... (4 replies)
... My Doctor today upped my Niacin dosage to 1,500mg taken once at bed time immediate release crystalline Niacin. ... (14 replies)
Low Dose Niacin
Feb 9, 2005
... jtu, what did you find about the interaction of Niaspan and aspirin that caused you to stop taking it? When I looked up the interactions, it just said that "aspirin may cause blood levels of niacin (also referred to as "nicotinic acid") to be increased. This interaction is poorly documented and is considered minor in severity." So as I see it, we are just getting more bang... (19 replies)
Dec 21, 2007
... Well said. I am fully undercare with my Doctor as well. Even though Niacin is a, "B Vitamin", when you take a higher doesage it acts like a medication and needs to be treated that way. ... (6 replies)
Niacin dose
Apr 13, 2007
... Has anyone here lowered their cholesterol with niacin only, and if so -- what was the dose? I'm wondering what the lowest therapeutic dose of Slo-Niacin is. Thanks! (0 replies)
Sep 6, 2006
... Yes indeed, therapeutic doses of Niacin can be BRUTAL... ... (13 replies)
Sep 3, 2006
... With luck you will be able to build up to a therapeutic dose of 2,000 mg. ... (13 replies)
... you would have the longest acting niacin preparation and potentially the most hepatotoxic preparation. ... (47 replies)
Dec 21, 2007
... My doc started me at 500 mg per day, then we increased to 1000 where I've been ever since with very good results. My opinion is it's important to be under a doctor's supervision when taking therapeutic doses of niacin whether OTC or Rx, and to get the necessary bloodwork (liver function, etc.) on a regular schedule. (6 replies)

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