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... of nicotinic acid over a period of about 5 to about 9 hours when administered as a single oral dose for achieving a balanced lipid alteration in individuals at a time when the rate of serum lipids, lipoproteins, cholesterol and cholesterol precursor biosynthesis is believed to be at its highest. ... (22 replies)
... sustained release NIACIN, I would choose the NIASPAN. ... (29 replies)
... I think your statement might be easily misinterpreted. There have been more cases of liver damage with sustained release formulas than with the other formulas. But problems still affect only a very small proportion of users. ... (29 replies)

Niaspan vs Statins
Oct 16, 2003
... My results have been great. I had flushing in the beginning but it went away with time. Look for the board "Niaspan makes me smile" on page 2. Do not take the time release niacin. It is dangerous. See the following. ... (3 replies)
... That's right babydog, It is niacin, aka nicotinic acid, in a matrix made to deliver the drug in a "medium" amount of time...4 to 6 hours or some such. The quick release causes a fast flush and is done...the extended release, which presumably takes longer to release than niaspan is harder on the liver. ... (29 replies)
... NIASPAN is a prescription form of NIACIN which has been researched and shown great results with almost no liver toxicity. This Niacin blend is an Extended Release form. Apparently, it is much safer than the Slow Release form. ... (42 replies)
... release formulations of niacin still allow the development of liver toxicity, which is why I prefer the inositol hexanicotinate. ... (21 replies)
Niacin Studies
Oct 24, 2006
... Look for NO FLUSH Niacin that elimates those hot flashes. You ca find thes at most health food stores. ... (24 replies)
... Maybe they figure it won't bother U at nite??? I have NO idea, as my hubby never took it. He said he had his fill of statins and side effects and was in no mood for anything else to aggravate him. I tried the stinking 100 mgs. and look what happened to me. I was really annoyed, as I figured that amount shouldn't have any affect. Oh well, guess I have a really weird... (29 replies)
... I just took this tonight and I am as red as a lobster!! :eek: My husband says it will go away but my whole body is red and tingly. I don't think I'm going to like this. :nono: (29 replies)
... release product instead, some are safer than others with regard to liver toxicity. ... (29 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)
Lipitor or niacin?
Dec 21, 2004
... Start off slow and build up. I've read recommendations to start with as little as 100 mg. of immediate release or 250 mg. sustained release for several days or a week before increasing. This gives your body time to adjust. ... (17 replies)
... guys and ladies to set the record straight. The reason Niaspan has a patent is because of its delivery system. Arizona you are right in stating that it is just niacin and what a great idea on how to market it by a drug company. However, let me point out that all niacins are not the same. Let's imagine in our heads a line. ... (33 replies)
Help with HDL
Nov 11, 2005
... some years ago that I tried an OTC immediate release. Yikes! I thought I was going to burn up! The immediate release does tend to be the safest in terms of liver toxicity, but one has to start at a very low dose, like maybe 100 mg or even less and gradually build up or the flush can be really extreme. ... (11 replies)
... Also, don't use "sustained release niacin" since it has been related to liver toxicity. ... (3 replies)

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