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    Old 08-02-2007, 07:33 AM   #16
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    Re: Does Niacin cause night sweating?

    Originally Posted by ballady3
    How is Niaspan different from Flush Niacin. Is it just than it is time-released?
    Niaspan is Extended Release niacin.

    Niacin Types:

    Immediate-release, Slow-release, and Extended-release niacin.

          I've read that Niacin:

                  It appears that flushing is the biggest issue with taking niacin. I have read that taking a small dose of asprin ( 80 mg ) with the niacin can help with this.

                  For most folks, 2000 mg is the maximum dose. Amounts above that can increase side effects, such as liver issues and blood sugar issues. I take 3000 mg a day of Niaspan (Extended release) without any side effects, liver issues, or blood sugar issues... so I'm happy about that.

                  You start out slowly on niacin... only increasing the dose every 4 weeks.

                  Because niacin can cause liver problems, you need to keep your Doctor informed so he can have your liver checked.

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                  Old 08-03-2007, 06:19 AM   #17
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                  Re: Does Niacin cause night sweating?

                  Immediate-release niacin causes the most flushing

                  Slow-release niacin is at higher risk of liver problems than other types of niacin. In particular, liver failure and hepatitis

                  Extended-release niacin: Can slightly increase blood sugar levels. Bothers women more than men at doses higher than 2grams.
                  Not wanting to make a joke here, but this sounds SO much like Goldilocks trying out Papa, Mama, and Baby Bears' things.

                  I think the differentiation that KOS Pharma makes between "extended," "sustained," long-acting," and "slow-release" is pure semantics...a distinction without difference.

                  Old 08-03-2007, 06:52 PM   #18
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                  Re: Does Niacin cause night sweating?

                  I've never read anything from KOS... so I can't respond. My information comes from elsewhere.

                  However, given your metaphor... my Niacin bed is just right...

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