Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. 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
  2. link Billythekid
    I too am suffering from dizziness (though not as extreme as yours) and shortness of breath since taking this medication. I talked to my doctor's nurse today and was told to quit taking it and discuss alternative meds with my doctor when I see her in - 23% more...
    Billythekid- over a year ago
  3. link Vickiherren
    Niaspan ER chest pains, skin feeling, shortness of breath, dizziness, rash
    since I started taking Niaspan ER 500mg I have had the flushing and terrible itching.I also have had severe chest pains ,not sure they are from the med....anyone else have this problem?
    Vickiherren- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  4. link Billythekid
    I have. My chest pains aren't too bad, though. I woke up one night with my skin feeling like it was burning and on fire, my skin breaking out in a rash. My main concern was my dizziness and shortness of breath. I called my doctor's nurse today and wa - 37% more...
    Billythekid- over a year ago
  5. link Dalwal
    Niaspan ER liver enzymes, statin drugs, niaspan, applesauce, blood tests
    I started out with 500mg of Niaspan, taken with 81mg aspirin and applesauce. After couple months, increased to 1000mg, taken as above. Never any side affects like flushing. After several months had blood tests run. LDL did not go down one bit; in fac - 43% more...
    Dalwal- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  6. link Polacekt
    your doctor probably advised you to continue increasing the dose - first 1500mg, then 2000mg. One thing your doctor won't tell you is that you can take niacin twice daily, and you will get a MUCH better LDL response. One needs to be careful with this - 37% more...
    Polacekt- over a year ago
  7. link Reinhold
    Niaspan ER niaspan, costco, zocor, muscle pain, ldl
    Started taking 500 MG SA Niaspan tablet about 2 weeks ago. The flushing doesn't seem to be my problem at the moment, but if I happen to wake up after a couple of hours and go to the bathroom, I have a great deal of problems trying to get back to slee - 77% more...
    Reinhold- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  8. 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
  9. link Polacekt
    Someone who is "just a patient" would be unlikely to express their opinion on OTC niacin with such fervor. Drug rep? Slo-niacin and Endur-acin - 2 products with known dissolution times, published clinical studies, and sold by their manufact - 75% more...
    Polacekt- over a year ago
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. link Crazygurl7984
    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
  13. link Catuv9
    Niaspan ER gall bladder attack, gall bladder, niaspan, alleve, rib cage
    My husband was on Niaspan for about 5 weeks and had no side effects until about a week ago. He started getting severe pains in his abdomen on the right side between his rib cage and his waist. The first day it wasn't too bad, the second it got worse - 62% more...
    Catuv9- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  14. link Parkerlex
    Niaspan ER niaspan, stomach, soda, candy
    I have been on niaspan for quite a while and I have found that the reaction is due to niaspan/sugar combination. Any type of sugar natural or not. Apples, candy, soda, etc can cause a reation with the niaspan and cause the burning/itching. It may not - 30% more...
    Parkerlex- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  15. link Soymarisabel
    Niaspan ER niaspan, hot flashes, headaches, few days, heart
    I am so glad I found this site. It's good to share this type of info as it can help others (like me) to calm down. I experienced the "flushing" which is way worse than any "hot flashes" i've ever had and also headaches and nausea. - 73% more...
    Soymarisabel- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  16. 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
  17. link Freckles
    Did your doctor not tell you to take one baby aspirin (81mg) half an hour before taking the Niacin? You can avoid almost all the side effects. Also avoid alcohol or hot beverages for at least an hour after taking.
    Freckles- over a year ago
  18. 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
  19. link Gecko512
    It is 6am June 24, 2010 and having exactly as you discribed. Been taking Niaspan for over 4 years and had them on and off but two days in a row with swollen eyes and terrible thorn like iching and fire. wow throat actually feels like a little closing - 2% more...
    Gecko512- over a year ago
  20. link Zummol
    Niaspan ER lipid panel, family history of heart disease, history of heart disease, combination product, rich blood
    I've been taking Niaspan for about six weeks now; I started out at 500mg for the first three and I'm now on week three of 1000mg. I hadn't had any side effects and I was thrilled because I can't take statins (though I do take Lovaza with success). My - 92% more...
    Zummol- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  21. link Jbegg
    I started Niaspan in April, it is now June. Take it as it was told by my doctor, take 325 Ecotrin 1 hour before, low fat snack and Niaspan. I've had NO side effects whatsoever.
    Jbegg- over a year ago
  22. link Craig44
    Niaspan ER
    I have been taking for the last 20 days 500mg ,just started taking 1000mg 4 days ago. I had 1 flushing episode on the 2 day at 500mg ,just felt like my whole skin from the inside was on fire . I have had 1 episode with the 1000mg in the on the 2nd da - 38% more...
    Craig44- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  23. link Booi
    Niaspan ER
    head aches
    Booi- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  24. link Bigpaparn
    Niaspan ER best laxitive, adverse effect, medication, rich ice cream, niaspan
    i started taking 500mg of this medication about 4 days ago. lets just say that this medication has been the best "laxitive", i have ever used..will this adverse effect eventually go away...or do i need to be concerned now.. thank you
    Bigpaparn- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  25. link Francesca48
    Niaspan ER foods rich in niacin, hdls, money, niaspan, comedy shows
    My (old) cardiologist prescribed Niaspan in December 1999. Truly was not needed since my cholesterol was 169 and I was on Lipitor already. At that time, I trusted him, and went on it. After about a few weeks, I was so severely depressed my husband wa - 88% more...
    Francesca48- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Keepitpure
    Hi there. Between your mention of weight watchers and the cholesterol thing (and I'm not too alarmed about my own cholesterol levels, to tell you the truth) I wonder if you've ever thought about candida as a cause? It can mess with a lot of things, i - 53% more...
    Keepitpure- over a year ago
  27. link Pongo123
    How to eliminate flush effect without taking aspirin
    Apparently I have gotten a case of Petechiae which is when your small capalaries bleed into your skin. The doctor thinks that it is because of taking the 81 MG aspirin every night before taking the Niaspan ER. I have been taking 500 MG for a month an - 44% more...
    Pongo123- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  28. link Gilani
    I am taking Niaspin ER 500. I had one episode of flushing. But I am having very bad episode of heartburn. is there any one else experiencing this
    Gilani- over a year ago
  29. link Patrusch
    Niaspan ER baby aspirin, burning sensation, torso, 15 minutes, legs
    I have been taking Niaspan 500 mg with a baby aspirin at the same time for 3 weeks with no significant side effects until two nights ago. I was awakened by a tingling, burning sensation that started on my face and quickly became a horrible itching, s - 75% more...
    Patrusch- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  30. link Natrona809
    I just started taking Niaspan a few days ago. All was good until last evening and I had the "flush" that lasted 12 minutes. This evening I took it at 7:55 p.m., and at 8:20 p.m. the flush began from earlobes to the waist. Then at 9:55, a se - 61% more...
    Natrona809- over a year ago
  31. link Shirlswis
    Niaspan ER mg aspirin, rapid heartbeat, stomach area, upper legs, niaspan
    I was prescribed Niaspan ER, and the first night I took the 81 mg aspirin an hour before. So this was 11 pm. I tried to get to sleep, as I do usually have a hard time getting and staying asleep anyway.. BUT, four hours later, I had this severe face f - 79% more...
    Shirlswis- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  32. link Rjeinc
    Have you tried a higher dose of aspirin?
    Rjeinc- over a year ago