Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. link Lcp
    Niaspan ER
    Itching, itching, itching.
    Lcp- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  2. link Gale_carr
    alternative to niaspan er
    My doctor recently raised my dosage of Niaspan to 2000mg from 1000mg. Cost is $587/mo. Does a viable, less expensive alternative exist? Statins cause muscle weakness and pain.
    Gale_carr- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  3. link Lewbaird
    I switched to Wonder Labs No-Flush Niacin. Only 500mg available in non-RX. I figure $8.25 per month for you. There is no difference medication. ""
    Lewbaird- over a year ago
  4. link Mgray
    Niaspan ER leg muscles, muscle problems, muscle soreness, wear and tear, several times
    I also have been having muscle problems in my legs. My leg muscles have become weak, and I have difficulty walking up steps. I used to run a lot, but had to stop several times (for months) because I felt I had no energy. Muscle soreness, as well as v - 51% more...
    Mgray- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  5. link Kaekae
    Niaspan ER hdl ldl levels, baby asprin, time user, first night, 30 minutes
    First time user of Niaspan ER. First night I woke up red-faced and puffy; later same night fiercely itchy. Took four baby Niaspan (81 mg) the next night 30 minutes prior to further problems. I'm planning on trying to cut down on Niaspan - 26% more...
    Kaekae- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  6. link Wsh100
    There is an alternative available that lowers LDL, triglycerides, homocysteine, raises HDL and stabilizes blood sugar. You can find it at If you want more information on doctors experiences with this product, request a CD - 7% more...
    Wsh100- over a year ago
  7. link Kfan4646
    Niaspan ER niaspan, joints
    My aches and pains were worse with Niaspan. One night I had a flush that lasted all night long. When I started reading side effects, I read about aches and pains in the joints getting worse. I took myself off and the aches and pains disappeared. I wi - 11% more...
    Kfan4646- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  8. link Tebby
    Niaspan ER ankles, emergency room, i can count, upper arm, business meetings
    I was on 1000mg per day 500 in the morning and 500 at night. I had one or two episodes of flushing and if it was not for this site I would have gone to the Emergency Room because the burning of my skin was so severe that I was in a panic. I found thi - 79% more...
    Tebby- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  9. link Sobeitangel
    I used to take niaspan many, many years ago & couldn't tolorate the flushing during the day. So i stopped. Now that my Trigliceride & Cholesterol levels are outa wak, I started again taking 500 milligrams, but this time, the best advice was g - 74% more...
    Sobeitangel- over a year ago
  10. link Rc10635
    I have been on niaspan for about 4 months. At first I started out on 500 mg (white pills) and the itching and flushing was bad. I recently switched doctors and he perscribed new 1000mg pills (orange) which a have minimal side effects. My trick is to - 54% more...
    Rc10635- over a year ago
  11. link Jpd2
    prescription niaspan er 500 v niacin 500
    What's the difference?
    Jpd2- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  12. link Mtntype48
    Itchy rash
    I have been taking 2000mg of Niaspan daily for over a year. Other than the normal flushing etc. after taking it, I haven't noticed any other side effects until recently. A couple months ago I started itching on my back, neck & scalp throughout th - 60% more...
    Mtntype48- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  13. link Pak
    Niaspan ER mg aspirin, low hdl, red ears, mevacor, washcloth
    In the past, I had taken Zocor, Mevacor, and others which I can't even remember. They did NOT help my low HDL, and high LDL and terribly elevated Triglycerides. I have Diabetes, so this is real important. So then I was put on Lipitor...still didn't d - 68% more...
    Pak- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  14. link Joeys1
    Niaspan ER fast heartbeat, last nite, sleep, niaspan, cold turkey
    Very fast heartbeat and very little sleep. I have been taking 500mg for 5 years this month.. I did not take one last night and had no problems with heartbeat. Could some one tell me how to stop taking Niaspan. Can you quit all at once. Thank you very - 2% more...
    Joeys1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  15. link Lowhdllady
    I had the very same problem and I just QUIT...Cold Turkey...I was taking 1000mg along with Zocor. Every night and at periods during the day my heart would beat fast and my pulse would race. It was the Niaspan as I have had no more problems like that - 16% more...
    Lowhdllady- over a year ago
  16. link Joeys1
    quit taking
    Can you stop taking Niaspan at once or do you have to do it slowly
    Joeys1- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  17. link Duhmel
    Change in pills
    I just had my prescription refilled and the pill color has changed from off-white to orange and the NDC number is different. Have the pills changed? How can they do this without changing the name?
    Duhmel- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  18. link Duhmel
    Found out from abbott Labs that the white pills were an old formulation and are no longer in production. The orange pills are coated and supposedly reduce flushing. Took my pills back to the drugstore and made them replace them with the newer formula - 2% more...
    Duhmel- over a year ago
  19. link Duhmel
    Niaspan is made by Abbott/KOS and is not generic.
    Duhmel- over a year ago
  20. link Reese99
    It is quite possible that your pharmacy has changed generic drug manufacturers. There are a number of different companies that manufacture that same generic drug and it depends on which pharmacy you choose to fill at. It is the same drug, just differ - 38% more...
    Reese99- over a year ago
  21. link Eddie212
    Niaspan ER rapid heartbeat, niaspan, cold shower, thurday, shakes
    I started taking NIASPAN last Wednesday night 500mg and on Thurday night I awoke at 330am feeling like I was on FIRE. My whole body was burning and my skin was turning redder and redder by the minute. I jumped in the cold shower and stayed there for - 61% more...
    Eddie212- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  22. link Schorn
    Anykind of Niacin, including Niaspan takes some time to get used to. One dose does not predict how you will ultimately adjust. I've been taking Niaspan for six months and have seen my cholesterol fall into the normal range. However, I do get flushing - 71% more...
    Schorn- over a year ago
  23. link Kfgreeney
    Niaspan ER heart stress, mg tabs, stress problems, niaspan, cholestrol
    My Doctor upped my Niaspan ER from 1000 MG to 2000 MG per day. Reason to get my Total Cholesterol down below my present reading of 168. He also put me on a new drug called Ranexa, 500 MG Tabs twice a day. It has been a month now and I have started to - 32% more...
    Kfgreeney- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  24. link Kfgreeney
    angina (chest pain) seems to be a problem as well
    Kfgreeney- over a year ago
  25. link Jm7of9
    Niaspan ER niaspan, flairing, 81mg aspirin, cardiologist, ahold
    I too had sever, on fire, bouts with Niaspan...also my ears felt like they were going to burst! I finally got a hold of my cardiologist who told me to take an 81mg aspirin 30 minutes before taking the Niaspan (in addition to a low fat snack). This he - 48% more...
    Jm7of9- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Saylav
    Niaspan ER tree limb, rope, depression, medication
    Started taking Niaspan about a month ago {1000mg} The depression started the same time, not bad to start with. It increased over a month to the point I was looking for a tree limb and a rope. After 30 days I stopped taking the medication, the depress - 24% more...
    Saylav- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  27. link Stumpy1959
    Was Taking Niaspan and still having side effects from it.
    I have been on Niaspan since Sept. and was having itching and rash, then blood sugar went high and had many of the side effects listed. It will be a week Dec.22 that I am off of this drug and I am still having symptoms from it. Wondering how long thi - 23% more...
    Stumpy1959- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER