Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. link Mvonrohr
    Niaspan ER first thing tomorrow, heart problems, upper chest, having a heart attack, heart attack
    So glad I found this on the internet. I started taking Niaspan about 6 months ago..500mg at bedtime. I had some flushing, but nothing memorable. I have noticed that I will wake up with my heart beating fast, but I went right back to sleep each time. - 74% more...
    Mvonrohr- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  4. link Sophie123

    Yes, my husband was warned about this "sunburn" feeling and was advise to take the Niaspan before bd. time, but last p.m we were traveling he took one while driving, not long after he did get the symptoms red blotchy skin , hot, than I noti - 61% more...
    Sophie123- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  5. link Tree53
    niaspan er 500
    does this harm my liver
    Tree53- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  6. link Branch
    take 81mg aspirin 30min. before with milk that is what i found that works and been taking niaspan for years.it is a vitamin should not hurt liver.you may turn red, itch,and burn but it will be allright.good luck
    Branch- over a year ago
  7. 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
  8. link Secondskin
    Have you tried the chinese remedy?? RED STEROL capsules. My doctor put me on Sinvastatin...OH MY GOD...four hours after taking it i wake up in the middle of the night with chronic pains running up my arms, pins and needles and numbness. I know it sou - 68% more...
    Secondskin- over a year ago
  9. link Alphacasstar
    Niaspan ER baby aspirin, low fat cheese, breakfast cereal, head and shoulders, creamy sauce
    I started Niaspan at a 500mg dosage. I'm taking it before I go to sleep, with a baby aspirin at the same time (not before), and a bit of water. The first night, within 1-2 hours of taking it, I got a flush that lasted about 30min. It started at the h - 89% more...
    Alphacasstar- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  10. 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
  11. link Zummol
    I do have a good doctor and found out just today that the Niaspan is working really well. My numbers, especially the triglycerides, have never been lower. I am getting through the flushing by taking 1/3 of an Ambien, which lets me sleep though it. He - 65% more...
    Zummol- over a year ago
  12. link Sean1540
    Good news...the flushing is transient and should subside in a few months to fewer and fewer occurances. I sell Niaspan and have been very thoroughly trained on the drug and disease state. Flushing happens due to vasodilation of your capillaries (thos - 83% more...
    Sean1540- over a year ago
  13. link Barbara55
    niaspan er
    What is this medication given for?
    Barbara55- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  14. link Sean1540
    Niaspan ER is given, usually in addition to a statin or other cholesterol agent to raise HDL (the good) cholesterol.
    Sean1540- over a year ago
  15. link Barbara55
    Is this medication given for anemia?
    Barbara55- over a year ago
  16. link Jjrhws
    Niaspan ER extreme muscle, muscle weakness, tanning bed, boiling water, bathtub
    I've been taking prescription Niaspan for about 2 1/2 months now and was warned by my doctor about the flushing. For the first month and a half all was fine but one night my wife and I were reading in bed when I suddenly felt like my face was on fire - 82% more...
    Jjrhws- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  17. link Dschwartz
    You are not being melodramatic. I was put on Simcor 2 months ago and have had the same horrible sunburn feeling too. It has woken me up 4 times in the two months and I look like I laid in a tanning bed way too long. It felt like I had just jumped in - 50% more...
    Dschwartz- over a year ago
  18. link Rroach
    effects of Niaspan tablets
    can niaspan er effect a roacea problem ?
    Rroach- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  19. 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
  20. link Tomnv
    My Doctor has prescribed over the counter Niacin non flushing 500mg. I take four capsules at bed time, and get no flushing. It is slowly lowering my triglyceride. Sure a lot easier than the prescribed Niacin, used to drive me nuts flushing in the mid - 7% more...
    Tomnv- over a year ago
  21. link Magdalenabianco
    Niaspan ER mg aspirin, diabetic condition, big toe, ldl, niaspan
    I have been taking 1,000 mg for about 6 month to lower my LDL to 70 mg from 107 mg. I also take 81 mg aspirin about 30 min. before I take my 1,000 mg Niaspan. My HDL and triglycerides are fine. Lipitor did not lower my LDL and Vitorin caused the ting - 70% more...
    Magdalenabianco- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  22. link Judy75002
    Niaspan ER simcor, simvastatin, heavy dose, niacin, alon
    I was on simcor, which is heavy dose of niacin plus simvastatin.Was taking simvastatin alon and i was fine. my lipids and trygllicerides were very high so put me on this medication'' I'm sure its the niacin that is the culprit. sever itching on back - 49% more...
    Judy75002- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  23. link Jenjensue
    I've experienced the flushing ... but what I am finding intolerable is the itching. What can be done about the itching? Had to go off it for a week and just started again today on only 500mg instead of 1000mg. I follow all dosing instructions as far - 15% more...
    Jenjensue- over a year ago
  24. link Melbrinley
    Niaspan ER hot flashes, pcp, chills, aspirin, half hour
    I have been taking Niaspan 500mg for about a week and I have experienced mild hot flashes during the week but these were manageable. However, last night I was laying in bed and suddenly felt a tingling in my head, that spread to my ears, and it went - 71% more...
    Melbrinley- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  25. link Buddyweiser
    Niaspan ER hot flashes, appt, sunburn, ears, niaspan
    I,too, am having hot flashes. I take 1000mg in the morning and 1000 right before bed. At night, I don't wake up to feel any effects, but during the day I start having these hot flashes. I can feel it coming on because my ears start to tingle, then fe - 61% more...
    Buddyweiser- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Gewootten
    I've been on and off Niacin and/or Niaspan since my heart attack of 5 years ago. The flushing and "sunburn" effect is perfectly normal. I see a lot of folks here overreacting to these particular side effects. Chill out people! LOL It's just - 74% more...
    Gewootten- over a year ago
  27. link Springfield
    Skipping a dose
    I was told to take a low dose aspirin thirty minutes before bedtime, then at bedtime take two Niaspan with a light snack. I asked and the doctor said two tablespoons of yogurt or cottage cheese would be enough of a snack. When I do this I have very f - 60% more...
    Springfield- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER