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Generic Name: NIACIN - ORAL Pronounced: (NYE-a-sin) Niacin (Inositol Niacinate) Oral Uses
Niacin (nicotinic acid) is used to prevent and treat
niacin deficiency (pellagra). Niacin deficiency may result from certain medical
conditions (e.g., alcohol abuse, malabsorption syndrome, Hartnup disease), poor
diet, or long-term use of certain medications (e.g.,
Niacin deficiency can cause diarrhea, confusion
(dementia), tongue redness/swelling, and peeling red skin. Niacin is also known
as vitamin B3 , one of the B-complex vitamins. Vitamins help to support the
body's ability to make and break down natural compounds (metabolism) needed for
good health. Niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a different form of vitamin B3 and
does not work the same as niacin. Do not substitute unless directed by your
How To Use Niacin (Inositol Niacinate) Oral
See also Drug Interactions section.
Take this medication by mouth with food, usuall...
Generic Name: NIACIN EXTENDED-RELEASE/LOVASTATIN - ORAL Pronounced: (NYE-a-sin/LOW-vuh-stat-in) Niacin-Lovastatin Oral Interactions
See also How to Use section.
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other
drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for
serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These
drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or
pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use
your medications or by close monitoring.
To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care,
be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use
(including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products)
before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not
start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without
your doctor's approva...
What nutritional supplement increases "good" HDL cholestero l 10-20 mg/dl, reduces triglycerides, reduces small LDL particles (the number one cause for heart disease in the U.S.), even reduces risk for heart attack substantially with no side-effects? It doesn't even require a prescription.
If we believed the advertising claims, that bill would fit inositol hexaniacinate , commonly known as "no-flush" or "flush-free" niacin.
Sound too good to be true?
Yes, it does. And, indeed, it is too good to be true.
While niacin?the real stuff?does raise HDL, reduce small LDL particles and achieve all those other wonderful effects, it also can cause an annoying "hot flush" that feels like the warm flush of acute embarrassment. It occasionally causes more intense rashes. This has dampened enthusiasm for niacin, despite its unquestioned benefits.
I've used plenty of niacin in my program for reversal and control over coronary disease (plaque) and have found it a...
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