Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. link Flippit20198
    Niaspan ER mg aspirin, cardioligist, niaspan, apple sauce, doctor friend
    I take 1, 1000mg of Niaspan at night. My cardiologist told me to take my 81 mg aspirin 1 hour before taking the niaspan to combat the flushing and body itching side effect, I do this and it helps but occasionally I still get the side effect and it's - 72% more...
    Flippit20198- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  2. link Tracy987
    Niaspan ER vit c, doctors
    I have some answers for the flushing you get with Niaspan. I tried it a few years ago and could not tolerate the flushing but I started taking it again 11 months ago and I am doing great so far. I take 500mg Vit C with each 500mg Niaspan, morning and - 50% more...
    Tracy987- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  3. link Shotzi
    Niaspan ER carotid arteries, mini stroke, gut feeling, appt, ekg
    Yes I, too, have been having the same symptoms that are described here. I was so concerned that is was a TIA (mini-stroke) that I made an appt. to see my Dr. a few days after it happened the first time. I had an EKG & the Ultra Sound of the carot - 66% more...
    Shotzi- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  4. link Tracy987
    I CAN HELP YOU or at least I believe that I have information that will help you tolerate the flushing you get with Niaspan. I tried it and failed also the first time. Then years later because my cholesterol problems are serious I began researching it - 63% more...
    Tracy987- over a year ago
  5. link Kingscott
    burning feeling
    I woke up last night with a burning feelin gin face and neck-never experienced this before but do take niaspan-would this had cause it?
    Kingscott- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  6. 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
  7. link Tebby
    I went off the drug. I could not tolerate the itching and the burning / flushing of my skin. I just could not tolerate it at all. I appreciate the reply above where you say that if you tolerate the itch it passes... for me it did not pass. I would tr - 77% more...
    Tebby- over a year ago
  8. link Seansr1968
    Hi Im on a 1000 mg of niaspan with 1 81 aspirin & 15 mg of quinapril 1 1000 mg fish-oil every night before bed ...Last night I woke up with the heat of a sunburn all over my body, red blothes , ITCHING not too bad ,that i can deal with .swet poor - 57% more...
    Seansr1968- over a year ago
  9. link Bigboy45
    Niaspan ER arms and legs, wash cloth, asprin, heart attack, chills
    i just started taking niaspan 500mg er. the second week i had tingling on arms and legs and then the burning itching,felt like i was having a heart attack,got a wash cloth wet my face and hands and legs then later got chills i thought i was going to - 39% more...
    Bigboy45- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  10. link Mikko
    I have been taking 500mg twice a day for 4 years and have had to stop many times due to the unbearable side effects. My Cardiologist told me last year that Abbott might come out with a better version. They did this spring. They improved the ER coatin - 34% more...
    Mikko- over a year ago
  11. link Dennis1225
    Niaspan ER niaspan, surgery doctor, bypass surgery, nurse, cholesterol drugs
    I was prescribed 500mg Niaspan in hospital following bypass surgery.Doctor nor nurse advised me of side effects which I complained about shortly after taking and advised what I experienced was normal. Heat,flushing from neck up that lasted about 1/2 - 45% more...
    Dennis1225- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  12. link 777
    The drs. and the drug co's are doing a SCAM on the anti-cholesterol drugs . . . it is all about $$. In reality, your mind/body needs cholesterol to function properly.. . . .DON'T LET YOUR DR. TO CON YOU. . . .most drs. don't know/care about the side - 12% more...
    777- over a year ago
  13. link Clumbs
    Niaspan ER xyzal antihistamine, antihistamine tablets, itchiness, blood levels, triglycerides
    Two days after taking my first Niaspan ER tablet I began felling itchy all over my body. The itchiness was so troublesome it kept me awake most of one night. I called my doctor's office to report the side-affect, which is listed as "serious" - 56% more...
    Clumbs- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  14. link 777
    Unfortunately, the drs. and the drug co's continue to push the ant-cholesterol drugs that cause many side effects. . . . it is all about big $$ and many people suffer. . . . .they don't realize that your body/mind needs cholesterol to function proper - 13% more...
    777- over a year ago
  15. link Scott123
    Niaspan ER good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, iphone, couple times, 9 months
    I'm writing this at 4:50am as I am awake because of a flushing episode. I've been taking Niaspan ER 500mg to raise my good cholesterol for about 9 months. So far it's raised only from 33 to 36. Doctor wants it above 40. My bad cholesterol is fine. Th - 85% more...
    Scott123- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  16. link 777
    The drs. and the drug's co. are doing a SCAM on the anti-cholesterol drugs . . .it's all about big $$. In reality, your mind/body needs cholesterol to function properly . . . DON'T LET YOUR DR. TO CON YOU.
    777- over a year ago
  17. link Brittwal731
    Niaspan ER benadryl, shortness of breath, sunburn, half hour, first night
    This is good to know I'm not the only one. I am so glad this website came up first because I too was ready to go to the ER. My doctor just prescribed this to me and tonight was my first night taking a 500 mg Niaspan tablet. About three hours later I - 68% more...
    Brittwal731- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  18. link Radarnegra
    I understand that if also taking aspirin, low dose or regular, take it 1/2 hr. or more befoer taking Niasin. It's happened to me also, but not regularly.
    Radarnegra- over a year ago
  19. link Det
    aspirin and niaspan er
    would taking aspirin and niaspan er help with the flushing and skin rash from niaspan er
    Det- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  20. link Det
    well I just spoke with my dr and I am going to try taking an asprin thirty minutes before taking the niaspan er. I hope that this will work, I couldn't take pravstain because of muscle pain on left side and now I am trying the niaspran er.
    Det- over a year ago
  21. link Ckennedy0627
    Niaspan ER asprin, headaches, snack, tabs, skin rash
    I'm taking Niaspan ER tabs I have been taking it for two months now. I had a side effect a flush of heat comes over you and itching, headaches. I was taking this for three weeks never had a problem. I called my doctor she asked did I take the aspirin - 40% more...
    Ckennedy0627- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  22. link Det
    I just started taking the niaspan er tabs one at dinner, on the third day, I broke out with a skin rash on my neck, arms, and upper chest. Reading your post you said you should take a asprin with each dose? My dr never told me to do so. I wonder if t - 6% more...
    Det- over a year ago
  23. link Red454
    Niaspan ER rapid pulse, cool water, sunburn
    500 mg - started last week. Woke up twice this week with face and neck feeling like the day after a bad sunburn. No itching. Rest of body fine. No rapid pulse. Only the sunburn effect. Lasted about 1/2 hour. Somewhat uncomfortable, but tolerable. Som - 16% more...
    Red454- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  24. link Pcflctnh
    Niaspan ER
    Extreme itching especially on the scrotum area.
    Pcflctnh- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  25. link Ran
    Sweating while on Niaspan
    I have just begun taking Niaspan 500mg for almost two weeks. I feel warm about an hour after taking the drug as well there is sweating and chills. I am taking acetylsalicylic acid 325 mg about 1/2 hour prior. Is this a normal side effect?
    Ran- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Lindapinter
    What is Niaspan for?
    Conditions necessitating the ingestion of Niaspan er.
    Lindapinter- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  27. link Elisabeth
    how fast does this medicine work
    This is my first dose of niaspan, and I was blown away by the cost of this medication. how fast will it bring down my trygl.?
    Elisabeth- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  28. 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
  29. link Airazor26
    My doctor prescribe me Niaspan 1,000 mg, I was not told of the side effect, took one pill, two hours later woke up my face burning, then the body, then the itching, my skin turn red, I call the doctor, that’s when my physician assistance tells me, I - 52% more...
    Airazor26- over a year ago