14 patient evaluations for Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Feb 3, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for ARTERIOSCLEROSIS)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high triglycerides)
  • Side effects
    Mild (burning sensation in skin)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Burning sensation is called flushing and is a common side effect. Taking at bed time and avoiding late night snack s of spicy foods, chocolate, and hot beverages minimizes the effects. You usually sleep right through them.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I never knew if I was going to experience the flushing and itching after taking it. Sometimes it didn't and other times it really hit. Drinking a lot of water when I felt it starting helped, but after a meal it made an uncomfortable few hours. It was like gambling, but it seemed I lost more times than not so I talked to the Naturopath and we stopped it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 16, 2014 (Started Dec 04, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high triglycerides)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flushing)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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