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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3).

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Reason for taking: Cholesterol
6/30/2014 6:20:39 PM

Reviewer: Richard123, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Niaspan for 4 years with great results. In the beginning I experienced flushing and itching. The nurse at my Doctor's office recommended the normal 1 baby aspirin AND 4-6 tablespoons of applesauce 30 minutes before taking the Niaspan. This works extremely well to elimate the flushing and itching.

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
5/22/2014 11:08:28 PM

Reviewer: Askme, Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
For those of you having trouble with flushing... Plain old aspirin will fix that problem. I've tied niacin, didn't help my cholesterol levels as far as i could tell but, was only taking it once a day. I may give it another try.

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
4/2/2014 11:48:34 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
took niacin for high cholesterol; triglycerides were substantially lowered, but no cholesterol effect; did increase enzymes in liver; stopped taking niacin, after 6 weeks, enzymes returned to normal

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
1/6/2014 10:16:26 AM

Reviewer: roz57, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
All the statin drugs caused aching in my joints to the point of sleeplessness. I had been on niacin years ago but got off to try statin drugs. I take 1000mg at night and 500 in the morning, and am losing about thirty pounds with Weight Watchers. I don't have high blood pressure, I exercise daily, but the extra weight is literally killing me so it has to go. My joints don't hurt, I am m ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
12/14/2013 11:38:36 PM

Reviewer: ksmike, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My first review here because this stuff CAN be a miracle. Take it with Inositol (makes it flush-free), and be careful not to over do this as liver toxicity can happen! I was already on generic Lipitor, but not getting good results as my lipid profile was horrid. So-so cholesterol, but triglycerides of 700+ and I was recovering from an early age stroke. Niacin/flush free, with the small amount of g ... Show Full Comment

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