Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. link Rainhaiter
    Niaspan and Medifast
    I started the medifast program which has a lot of soybase in the meals and I have awoken two nights with a red rash and intense itching all over that could only be controlled by benadryl. Anyone else had this problem?
    Rainhaiter- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  2. link Sbrb214
    Shrimp and Niaspan?
    My husband had a bad reaction, we are assuming was associated with Niaspan. He has been taking Niaspan for 5 months and has had no serious reactions. After eating shrimp earlier and then taking his medication before bedtime, he was awakened with a be - 61% more...
    Sbrb214- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  3. link Mcrcane91
    i recently had the same reaction. Been on 500mg Niaspan for over a week now but last night ae some good garlic shrimp about 2 hours before taking the dosage. Woke up after about 2 hours of sleep burning up. Is it the shrimp or garlic or both? It was - 25% more...
    Mcrcane91- 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 Brerohodo
    I've been at it for about a month. 500mg and take 4 at night about ten minutes apart. Was taking baby aspirin and witnessed some flushing. Daughter said take some light yogurt first.1% cholesterol and 0% no fat. Apple turnover tastes great. Not enoug - 36% more...
    Brerohodo- over a year ago
  6. link Gmize
    Niaspan ER cold compresses, mirror
    Sudden, intense facial, eyes, and neck flushing and facial swelling. I immediately began using cold compresses for about 40 minutes to try and get it to subside. It was frightening because when I looked in the mirror to see if my face looked as red a - 15% more...
    Gmize- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  7. link Daveyboy
    Alka Seltzer completely relieving Niaspan flushing?
    Has anyone heard of taking Alka Seltzer (AS) instead of aspirin to combat the side effects of Niaspan? My doctor says he's heard of some folks taking AS for two weeks then stopping and experiencing no more flushing effects from Niaspan.
    Daveyboy- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  8. link Burning_man
    Niaspan ER flames, burning man, dead carcass, chest arms legs, goodness gracious great balls of fire
    Holy Crap! This is all I could think of last night: "Somebody call 911...Shawty fire burning on the dance floor! Whoa! I gotta cool her down..she won't bring the roof to ground on the dance floor. Whoa! She’s a fire burning, fire burning on the - 89% more...
    Burning_man- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  9. link Rushingturtle
    Loved your post. I had a minor rash and heat the first time I took niaspan. I quit and it all went away. I waited about 5 days and started taking it again for about 8 days. This morning, I was hot, itchy and RED. Not red like a sunburn, RED like a re - 60% more...
    Rushingturtle- over a year ago
  10. link Hbiz72
    Niaspan ER sinus problems, holy crap, niaspan, tanning booth, sinuses
    Holy crap, I am on FIRE. I have been on Niaspan for 1 month and have had approximately 4 flushing episodes. I am concerned though, because the one that I just had was SO intense that I actually contemplated going to the ER. The first few times it was - 70% more...
    Hbiz72- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  11. link Fjhamer
    I started taking 500 mg of Niaspan last night. Woke up a few hours later on fire. I have never experience a sensation like this ....ever ! I also was really stuffed up during the episode, but as soon as the burning subsided, so did the stuffed up fee - 40% more...
    Fjhamer- over a year ago
  12. link Ruralex
    Slow, fast or irregular heartbeats can be a side effect of Niaspan when taken in large doses. Fatigue and aches are also side effects. You may need a dosage adjustment. Get in touch with your doctor right away.
    Ruralex- over a year ago
  13. link Acdc
    slow heart rate
    Anyone have an extremely slow heart rate as a result of niaspan ER? I have been taking for over a year and it did not occur to me that this may be a side effect. I have just went through a stress echo and wearing a heart monitor for 2 weeks to determ - 30% more...
    Acdc- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  14. link Jackie75
    Niaspan ER niaspan, sunburn, ears, legs
    2nd day on Niaspan, and felt like I was on fire! My body wasn't hot to the touch but it looked like I had a sunburn with my skin turning bright red. It started behind my ears and moved down to my legs.
    Jackie75- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  15. link Jems
    Niaspan ER legs, burning sensation, niaspan, scary stuff, couple of minutes
    I started Niaspan on 8/12/10 and I woke up this morning with my legs and arms on fire with itching it was not a pleasant experience.
    Jems- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  16. link Ufgator1972
    I had the same problem with Niaspan. I drank a 500mg tablet early in the morning and 14 hours later I felt my face getting very hot and in a matter of a couple of minutes my entire body was literately burning and red as a human being can get. It last - 52% more...
    Ufgator1972- over a year ago
  17. link Jhump21
    Niaspan ER benadryl, time today, sleep
    Sounds like we're all having the same reactions (intense flushing, itching, etc.) My Dr. said this is just the drug "working". He said best is to take a Benadryl with it right before bed and you "should" sleep thru it. Well, I've - 48% more...
    Jhump21- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  18. link Jems
    Niaspan ER arms and legs, good experience
    I started niaspan 2000mg on 8/12/10 and I woke up this morning with my arms and legs on fire with itching it was not a good experience.
    Jems- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  19. link Crazygurl7984
    Niaspan ER medications
    There really are tons of other medications out there people! My doctor switched me after i refused to take niaspan again! Don't keep suffering... you have other options!!
    Crazygurl7984- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  20. link Glasson
    Niaspan ER sunburn, aspirin, half hour, plague, niaspan
    A week after starting to take a new refill of Niaspan, I experienced "sunburn syndrome" and itching. The next day I felt slightly nauseated and worn out, but gained strength as I p[rogressed throught the work day. After calling my doctor's - 71% more...
    Glasson- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  21. link Boblofaro
    I have been on Niaspan for about five months and had absolutely no side effects at all. I was at my cardiologists office a few weeks ago and he gave me a bunch of sample packs and for the last week or so I have experienced flushing and itching. Maybe - 27% more...
    Boblofaro- over a year ago
  22. 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
  23. link Karinalice
    Great site... notice it says August 2th... yes 2th... with a th... what the?
    Karinalice- over a year ago
  24. link Dabailey
    Niaspan ER baby aspirin, heart attack, first night, cholesterol, toes
    I was told to take aspirin 30 minutes before taking Niaspan ER 500MG. Well, I didn't on 2 nights. The first night was OK, but on the 2nd night, I woke up on fire from my head to my toes. No sweating, just redness and burning. I took an aspirin and it - 58% more...
    Dabailey- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  25. link Palal480
    Niaspan ER low hdl, baby aspirin, rapid heartbeat, chocolate drink, decaf coffee
    As I write this it is 4:30 in the morning and my flushing is just beginning to subside. I have been on Niaspan for about 6 months now and this is the worst episode I have had yet. Woke me up-usually hard to do- and I felt like i was on fire all over - 83% more...
    Palal480- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Robyn530
    I don't think yogurt is the culprit, it is the only low-fat snack that has helped at all with the flushing. I've been on Niaspan for about 2 months now & have had 3 bad flushing episodes in that time. 2 out of the 3 times was the 2 nights I decid - 47% more...
    Robyn530- over a year ago
  27. link Heidiboo
    Niaspan ER federal bureaucracy, scary night, niaspan, medical facility, googling
    Took my first 500mg Niaspan ER last night with an aspirin and a low fat snack as my pharmacist advised. Woke up at 4:00am ON FIRE. I live 25 miles from the nearest medical facility, so I of course thought I was SURELY going to DIE before getting medi - 64% more...
    Heidiboo- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  28. link Crazygurl7984
    Niaspan ER heart attack, terror, niaspan 500mg, terrifying experience, medical facility
    I am 26 and just began this in the last few weeks of being 25. I am on 500 mg. I woke up in terror last night feeling like i was on fire. it feels like creepy crawly things in your skin that are burning you from the inside out. i was surprised since - 40% more...
    Crazygurl7984- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  29. link Heidiboo
    Hello! Just took my FIRST Niaspan 500mg last night - with a couple of crackers in my stomach and after taking an aspirin 30 minutes before (this advice from my pharmacist). Went to bed at 10:00, and like you woke up at 4am feeling like I was ON FIRE - 72% more...
    Heidiboo- over a year ago
  30. link Sallysoho3324
    Niaspan ER fish oil capsules, jammed thumb, chairback, shortness of breath, countertop
    It seems that so many have experienced severe flushing while thankfully I have yet to endure that particular symptom. My problem is extreme dizziness and shortness of breath whenever I stand from a sitting or reclined position. Meanwhile, my knees bu - 75% more...
    Sallysoho3324- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  31. link Sallysoho3324
    I don't think I am going to ask the doc for another med. As I said, I am being diligent about my diet and exercise. My "mega" consumption of Mega-3s has resulted in more energy and a better overall sense of well-being. I eat wild salmon thr - 51% more...
    Sallysoho3324- over a year ago