Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. link Betheynova
    Niaspan ER plaque buildup, niaspan, hdl cholesterol, good cholesterol, trigs
    Hang in there everyone-Niaspan ER-is one of the best medications you could ever be on. I have been on it over 2 years. My doctor said that it is actually the ONLY drug that can remove plaque buildup from your arteries. I don't want another stent nor - 88% more...
    Betheynova- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  2. link Meitu
    Praise to you for being so gungho about Niaspan ER. I am also on 1250 mg and it is a life saving drug. It is the flushing that does the work. When they tried to make a drug without flushing, it did not work. I have been on it several years. I do have - 88% more...
    Meitu- over a year ago
  3. link Meitu
    Praise to you for being so gungho about Niaspan ER. I am also on 1250 mg and it is a life saving drug. It is the flushing that does the work. When they tried to make a drug without flushing, it did not work. I have been on it several years. I do have - 88% more...
    Meitu- over a year ago
  4. link 123lc
    Niaspan ER blood rushes, prostaglandins, glass of water, niacin, allergic reaction
    I was just prescribed Niaspan 500mg a few days ago. My doctor wants me to work up to 2000mg, but after reading everything on this site I am scared to death to take it. I haven't taken the first pill yet because I am dreading waking up to feeling like - 74% more...
    123lc- over a year ago - 15 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  5. link Scaredofniaspan
    I think Niaspan causes the "Skin on Fire" symptoms. I just woke up about 45 minutes ago scared to death with the itchy "on fire" skin. I will not take this drug anymore until I know what it is that causes this. I could not breathe - 45% more...
    Scaredofniaspan- over a year ago
  6. link Origbless
    I took 500 mg. for 1.5 years. My face felt tired after about a year. I finally realized it was due to muscle weakness. My arms and legs felt weak. I fell flat on my face in the street one day. My ankle muscles had weakened. A year later, after stoppi - 36% more...
    Origbless- over a year ago
  7. link Origbless
    After taking low dose (500) Niaspan for about a year, I noticed that my face was feeling "tired." Then my arm muscles began to feel weak, then my leg muscles. I finally woke up to the fact that the Niaspan was causing the muscle weakness. I - 47% more...
    Origbless- over a year ago
  8. link Jinme5
    my dad was prescribed niaspan and ended up with liver disease. Never drank in his life so I believe the niaspan did it. he was diagnosed in may of 2010 and passed away six months later from the liver disease on thanksgiving 2010. I am doing research - 32% more...
    Jinme5- over a year ago
  9. link Karinalice
    Niaspan ER fatty food, fatty foods, time today, long time
    I have not had flushing for a long time. Today I went to a party, ate fatty food, and here I am after midnight still burning. I know it will eventually go away, but yikes. I am going to try avoiding fatty foods from now on.
    Karinalice- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  10. link Eevans7190
    Fatty foods get me everytime. On those nights I skip the Niaspan or wait several hours to take it.
    Eevans7190- over a year ago
  11. link Sstrain22
    Niaspan ER baby aspirin, top of my head, sound sleep, niaspan, hydralazine
    I have been on Niaspan for quite a while, the flushing is almost unbearable. I take the med at bedtime with acephex, hydralazine, baby aspirin, lipitor and zetia. The flushing does not occur until about 4-5 hrs after taking it. It wakes me up from a - 56% more...
    Sstrain22- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  12. link Eevans7190
    I usually find that if I have eaten too soon befoe taking Niaspan, especially heavy, spicy food like Mexican, tha I have flushing. On those night that I have had a late dinner or heavy meal I simply skip the Niaspan.
    Eevans7190- over a year ago
  13. link Jb1331
    Niaspan ER fire head, cortizone, skin crawl, towell, aspirin
    After about 8 weeks of taking the 500mg dose, I have experienced some skin crawling, maybe a little itch on occasion. Tonight I took an aspirin at 8:30, and niaspon at 9:00. Went to bed at 10:00. At 1:30 am I woke up and I was on fire! Head to Toe, i - 67% more...
    Jb1331- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  14. link Rockybaby
    I have been itching so bad, I can hardly stand it. I did not know what was causing it until I read the comments on the Internet. I am stoping the meds. as of now. I felt like I was going to go crazy with the itching. I am sure it will take a few days - 17% more...
    Rockybaby- over a year ago
  15. link Marciamae
    Has anyone experience Severe Fatigue?
    In addition to the flushing described by other fellow patients, I have experienced severe fatigue since taking this medication. I hadto stop Simvastin because it caused extreme muscle and back pain that left me totally immobilized. I am exhausted sin - 35% more...
    Marciamae- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  16. link Nana9
    Cathy- I too have expierenced muscle fatigue. I also am into physical fitness and after about 4 weeks of being on Niaspan ER 500mg I didnt have any flushing but some itching, but I have had severe agitation, muscle fatigue, extreme tiredness, short o - 74% more...
    Nana9- over a year ago
  17. link Bobby
    Yes, I was very fit before taking Niaspan. I have been left with chronic muscle fatigue which never completely resolved. That was Ten years ago. I am limited to six hours per day physical activity. I am only 53, but feel like I am 80 years old.
    Bobby- over a year ago
  18. link Chuckwersinger
    would niaspan er 1000 mg keep you from sleeping at night
    Chuckwersinger- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  19. link Bobby
    Oh yes, Many people report being awaken in the night with side effects. It happened to me. I thought I was dying as I could hardly draw breath. In my personal opinion this drug would make a great biological weapon.
    Bobby- over a year ago
  20. link Patrusch
    Vibrating sensation
    I just increased my dose from 500 to 1,000 after 10 months of the 500. The first night I experienced the flushing which didn't surprise me but along with that came some very uncomfortable sensations. This also occurred last night (night 2). The feeli - 50% more...
    Patrusch- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  21. link Tracymamaof6
    itching like crazy
    I am itching like crazy and I am hoping this will pass. If I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom I have a hard time going back to sleep. I have not experanced the flushing (knock on wood). I have only been on Niaspan 500 er for a - 14% more...
    Tracymamaof6- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  22. link Mac101
    Permanent Side Effects
    My itching started in my eyes, moved to my shoulders, down both arms, some on both legs. I went to the emergency room, and was told that the medicine for itching eyes was on reserve for severe people. (?) I lost track of how many different diagnosis - 77% more...
    Mac101- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  23. link Heyladdie
    Niaspan Er 500
    Does Niaspan ER 500mg cause my blood sugars to rise?
    Heyladdie- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  24. link Kathleen27
    can niaspan er 1000 mg a day be taken in two doses AM 500 PM 500 Thanks
    Kathleen27- over a year ago
  25. link Domenick
    when i started taking Niaspan,i had to stop.
    I tried again recently but again I had to stop,during the night my bouth legs felt like they where on fire.
    Domenick- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Debhood2
    Shingles and Niaspan
    I have been on 500 mg Niaspan for 2 weeks. Then went to 1000 mg. The next day, I developed shingles down my neck. I have a chronic type of leukemia so am immunocompromised, but have never had shingles before.
    Debhood2- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  27. link Captain1234567
    I thought demons were taking over my body
    I was taking Niaspan ER 500MG for about a month when one night I felt an itching and a burning sensation beginning in my cheeks. I could feel it go to my neck and slowly work it's way down my body. It felt like someone was sticking a million pins in - 67% more...
    Captain1234567- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  28. link Deedalady
    24 hours after taking Niaspan I broke out in shingles.
    I took Niaspan exactly like my doctor said. I also take multiple vitamins and other prescriptions. With 24 hours I broke out in water blisters, later dianosed as "shingles". I have never had these before. I stopped taking Niaspan and a week - 55% more...
    Deedalady- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  29. link Anssepha
    I do not know. BUt...I do know several people who have gotten shingles and they range from mid 30s to late 60s....and they did not take that drug. I myself, got vacinated. Good luck.
    Anssepha- over a year ago
  30. link Anssepha
    Niaspan ER open heart surgery, heart attack, statin drugs, mosquito bites, muscle damage
    After 2 months of 2 grams I have unbearable itching from my shins to my ankles. I have un-normal histamine response to mosquito bites..so much so that I am going to quit this drug.I had heart attack and open heart surgery 2 years ago and have tried a - 22% more...
    Anssepha- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  31. link Anssepha
    Hope you are doing better now...
    Anssepha- over a year ago
  32. link Lanny
    Niaspan ER medication, allergic reaction, sunburn, medicines, heck
    A few weeks ago, my Dr. put me on this medication, (1000mg) a day. To my horror I thought I was dying. I had no idea of the side affects. My skin turned red light a sunburn, my heart began to race, I was completely flush & the itching was unbeara - 44% more...
    Lanny- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  33. link Ellen128
    I felt the exact same way - thought i was dying! Seriously scarey.
    Ellen128- over a year ago