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

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Reason for taking: Cholesterol
9/8/2011 10:25:03 AM

Reviewer: pianoma, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking Niaspan,500mg/day,before bedtime 2 years now with success in lowering my LDL and increasing HDL. I am sure though, that the increase in exercise has likely increased my HDL. My triglycerides have never been a problem and seemed unaffected by Niaspan. I only seem to experience flushing and itching when I get off the schedule of 24 hours between dosing or when I take the pill with ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
8/25/2011 4:57:34 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had very high cholesterol worked my way up to 2000 mg per day and got my cholesterol down to 119. I highly recommend it. The flushing eases as you go. I take mine at bedtime with an asprin then you can sleep through any flushing. I buy the 500 mg Vitacost.com brand, pharmacutical grade, NSI.

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
6/8/2011 12:47:40 PM

Reviewer: Mimi, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I tried taking 500mg of Niaspan for my cholesterol per doctor's recommendation. I took it for about a month and had 4 episodes of burning up, not just flushing as the pharmacist said might happen. The pharmacist recommended taking 81mg of low dose aspirin about 20 to 30 min. before I took Niaspan which I did. I also had a snack as I had read in other reviews saying it helped. None of these thi ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Cholesterol
5/23/2011 1:33:33 PM

Reviewer: Jay, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

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Reason for taking: Cholesterol
5/5/2011 3:14:14 PM

Reviewer: marla, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
took niacin otc and every time i took it i ezperienced my ears burning felt like they was on fire not sure what to do

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