Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. 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
  2. link Ventureman
    I've been on 3000 mg of Niaspan a day for about 1.5 years now. I still get some of the itching every now and then. I seem to only get this when I drink alcohol the night before. Also, don't give into the itch... once you do, the itching gets worse. Y - 77% more...
    Ventureman- over a year ago
  3. link Lowhdllady
    Niaspan ER muscles, niaspan, knot
    I have been experiencing muscles spasms; especially in my back since taking Niaspan ER. It feels like the muscles knot up. Has anyone else had this side effect?
    Lowhdllady- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  4. link Carrie2109
    Niaspan ER difficulty sleeping, hair lost, severe itching, niaspan, aspirin
    I am experiencing a tremendous amount of hair lost. I take 1000 mg of Niaspan with an aspirin at night. In addition, I have begun to have headaches, severe itching, and difficulty sleeping.
    Carrie2109- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  5. link Rknick
    Niaspan ER depressing thoughts, cheery person, optimistic, depression
    Like everyone, I'm experiencing some bouts of flushing as we increase my dosage from 500mg to 1000mg. Dr eventually wants me to get to 2000mg...we'll see..... was wondering if anyone else had sporadic bouts of 'depression'....No, seriously, I'm a pre - 42% more...
    Rknick- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  6. link Dmichals
    Niaspan ER explanations, yogurt, aspirin, low fat, goodness
    My doctor said I might experience a little "flushing". You have got to be kidding. The first night I was not awakened by any side effects. The second night I awoke 6 hours later, on fire. The third night, after one hour hour I awoke, red, a - 48% more...
    Dmichals- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  7. link Lowhdllady
    I eat low-fat yogurt and take a 325mg, aspirin 30 minutes prior to taking this medication. My doctor explained well to me how I would feel from the flushing effect..Thank goodness he did because I would have been on my way to the E.R.!!! The yogurt a - 20% more...
    Lowhdllady- over a year ago
  8. link Lowhdllady
    Niaspan ER niaspan, pulse rate, last night i woke, yogurt, low fat
    I am taking 500mg. of Niaspan every night...It is time for me to increase my dose by another 500mg..I can deal with the flushing because I eat low-fat yogurt before I take the Niaspan at night and that really helps with the flushing....My issue is my - 47% more...
    Lowhdllady- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  9. link Tomnv
    I am taking 1000mg of Niaspan, and I take one aspirin one hour before I take the Niaspan. I have no flushing or increased heart beat. I have never tried yogurt.
    Tomnv- over a year ago
  10. link Stuwart182
    Niaspan ER alavert allergy, skin allergy, niaspan, knock on wood
    Im taking 2000mg of niaspan and the flushing thing has happened to me a bunch of times. I immediately take an ALAVERT allergy med and it helps within 5-10 minutes. I wish my doctor told me about this common side effect, I went on for months thinking - 12% more...
    Stuwart182- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  11. link Peety
    I have been taking 2000mg of Niaspan for a couple years now and I couldn't take the flushing but I got over it and haven't had any flushing now for a year. Knock on wood.
    Peety- over a year ago
  12. 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
  13. link Chuckiejones
    Niaspan ER
    If I do my ice cream treat before bed and take my 1500mg, I pay for it with the flushing. otherwise I usually sleep thru the effects.
    Chuckiejones- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  14. link Mjw
    Niaspan ER niaspan, cool shower, severe itching, hives, hdl
    I took increasing amounts of Niaspan for a number of years and experienced the flushing that even at its worst soon passed each time. But earlier this year, while on 1000 mg, I suddenly experienced terrible itching after showering, even after taking - 66% more...
    Mjw- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  15. link Stuwart182
    Im taking 2000mg of niaspan and the flushing thing has happened to me a bunch of times. I immediately take an ALAVERT allergy med and it helps within 5-10 minutes. I wish my doctor told me about this common side effect, I went on for months thinking - 12% more...
    Stuwart182- over a year ago
  16. link Lucky1_555
    Niaspan ER alka seltzer, niaspan, seltzer tablet, niacin, aspirin
    No Need to Experience the Flushing of Niaspan !!!! NOT an allergic reaction OR a "cardiac" reaction,.. it IS temporary & it is PROSTAGLANDIN !! Try this,... Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate Niaspan / ER-niacin 1-2 gms/d - 81% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  17. link Tjs49242
    Niaspan ER alergic reaction, niaspan, hdl, good cholesterol, benedril
    I am alright when I take 500mg of Niaspan at bed time but if I increase it to 1000 or as my Dr wants 1500, I have a severe reaction. It does not happen right away but about 4 hours after I take it. The itching is unbearable. I was told that over the - 73% more...
    Tjs49242- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  18. link Lucky1_555
    NOT an allergic reaction OR a "cardiac" raection,.. it IS temporary & it is PROSTAGLANDIN !! Try this,... Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli - 79% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  19. link Revelca
    Niaspan ER aspa, alka seltzer, niacin, seltzer tablet, aspirin
    I have been taking Ni aspa n for 9 months now. My Dr. started me at 500 mg. after I mo. increased to 1OOO mg. then after 2 more mos. 1500 mg.
    Revelca- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  20. link Lucky1_555
    Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immediate Release aka plain ole cr - 76% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  21. link Ashley841
    Niaspan ER rapid heart, heart beating, heart rate, niaspan 500mg, toprol
    HAVE BEEN TAKING NIASPAN 500MG FOR ABOUT TWO AND ONE HALF WEEKS. TAKE IT BEFORE GOING TO BED THEN TWO HOURS LATER I AM AWAKEN BY BURNING OVER MY WHOLE BODY. THE LENGTH OF TIME VARIES. I ALSO TAKE TOPROL FOR RAPID HEART BUT BELIEVE THIS MEDICINE IS KE - 36% more...
    Ashley841- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  22. link Lucky1_555
    Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immediate Release aka plain ole cr - 76% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  23. link Peety
    Niaspan ER things considered, alka seltzer, niacin, seltzer tablet, aspirin
    At 2000mg I got such bad itching that I almost stopped taking it. I reduced my intake to 1500mg and al things considered, I won't be going back to 2000mg.
    Peety- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  24. link Lucky1_555
    Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immediate Release aka plain ole cr - 76% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  25. link Bjdowden
    Niaspan ER low dose aspirin, apple juice, niaspan, low fat, snack
    I take 1500 mg. Niaspan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours before going to bed. My Dr. advised me to take it with apple juice. My low fat snack and low dose aspirin is 30 minutes prior to taking niaspan/apple juice. As long as I follow this routine there is very - 30% more...
    Bjdowden- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Lucky1_555
    Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immediate Release aka plain ole cr - 76% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  27. link Doctorpatg
    Niaspan ER niacin flush, half hour, tile floors, paper towels, go to sleep
    I take my Niaspan at bedtime, having taken an 81 mg. asprin tablet about a half hour prior. I stil will awaken sometimes about 4-5 hours later and, well, if you're googling niacin flush, you know the rest. Then, because I HAVE to scratch, even though - 64% more...
    Doctorpatg- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  28. link Lucky1_555
    Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immediate Release aka plain ole cr - 76% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  29. link Peety
    Niaspan ER niaspan, combination, alka seltzer, niacin, seltzer tablet
    I take 325mg before going to bed and I take 2000mg of Niaspan. I also each a small bowl of Total cereal. This combination seems to really help because I used to get terrible flushing and itching but haven't since adding the bowl of Total at night.
    Peety- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  30. link Lucky1_555
    High-Fiber,.. that`s why !! Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immedi - 77% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  31. link Igard2
    Niaspan ER rash on, niaspan, alka seltzer, niacin, seltzer tablet
    Iam taking 500 mg only - today I awoke with terrible red rash on upper left leg and lower right - - does NOT itch or burn - just there - has ANYONE had a rash while taking niaspan??? need answers!
    Igard2- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  32. link Lucky1_555
    Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immediate Release aka plain ole cr - 76% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago
  33. link Rylis
    Niaspan ER ask a nurse, poison control, nurse line, severe itching, niaspan
    OMG! Tonight is my second night on Niaspan. I took the aspirin beforehand etc.. I am experiencing severe itching. I'm about to cut off my fingernails, I'm itching so badly. As I type, one foot is rubbing the other - I ITCH EVERYWHERE AND CAN'T KEEP F - 50% more...
    Rylis- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  34. link Lucky1_555
    Not a big deal. ~90% of ALL patients can tolerate niacin 1-2 gms/day,.. IF,.. the prescriber knows a few tricks. Dr. Wm. Castelli , he uses plain ole crystalline niacin AND Niaspan. 40 years ago, ALL they had was IR-Immediate Release aka plain ole cr - 76% more...
    Lucky1_555- over a year ago