14 patient evaluations for Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

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Aug 16, 2017 (Started Aug 14, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flushing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Research the effects of flushing, make sure you know what to expect.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Jul 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Feb 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

Aug 11, 2011 (Started Jun 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support circulatory health)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you take any MS interferon treatments, do NOT take Niaspan. This drug caused my August hospitalization (severely increased liver enzymes). It took a month for them to return to normal levels and I continued, remain on Rebif with good results.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hyperlipidemia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flushing, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Adhere to application recommendations (i.e. take with as little liquid as possible, eat a slice of dry bread with it, don't eat anything spicy) to minimize occurrence of flush.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, flushing

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 18, 2011 (Started Feb 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Severe (burning sensation, facial flushing, sleep problems, flushing, difficulty sleeping, burning sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flushing, sleep problems, burning sensation, facial flushing, burning sensation in head, difficulty sleeping

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Feb 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Severe (facial flushing, difficulty sleeping, burning sensation in head)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Side effects: flushing, sleep problems, burning sensation, facial flushing, burning sensation in head, difficulty sleeping

  • 0 helpful marks
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