Niaspan ER Side Effects

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  1. link Louie52
    Niaspan ER cold chills, upper torso, severe itching, cardiologist, sunburn
    I took my first 500mg Niaspan ER at about 1130 after eating an apple. At 0115 I woke up and my body from head to toe was on fire internally. I got up out of bed went to the bathroom looked in the mirror. It looked like I had a bad sunburn from head t - 61% more...
    Louie52- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  2. link Lorim33
    stop niaspan
    I stopped Niaspan two days ago, when I stopped simvastatin because I am on Biaxin for a respiratory infection. I have eliminated sugars and cholesterol junk foods from my diet. Will I get a reaction from stopping suddenly?
    Lorim33- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  3. link Mike33
    Niaspan ER red blotches, niaspan side effects, doctor tomorrow, cold shower, sixth day
    I am currently going through what you have described. I am on my sixth day of using Niaspan er 500mg. It is around midnight and my entire body is on FIRE, I itch, red blotches and my hair feels like needles pinching my skin when I move. My face, neck - 70% more...
    Mike33- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  4. link Justintime
    Niaspan ER scary side, visible symptoms, verson, hot flash, b vitamin
    I came home from work and opened my new bottle of Niaspan er 500mg. It was late and my wife was asleep. I read the bottle and it said take 2 tablets before bed with food. I did and about 4 hours later, my entire body was on FIRE and my hair felt like - 72% more...
    Justintime- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Niaspan ER
  5. link Mike33
    I am currently going through what you have described. I am on my sixth day of using Niaspan er 500mg. It is around midnight and my entire body is on FIRE, I itch, red blotches and my hair feels like needles pinching my skin when I move. My face, neck - 72% more...
    Mike33- over a year ago
  6. link Mike33
    I am currently going through what you have described. I am on my sixth day of using Niaspan er 500mg. It is around midnight and my entire body is on FIRE, I itch, red blotches and my hair feels like needles pinching my skin when I move. My face, neck - 72% more...
    Mike33- over a year ago
  7. link Californiamom
    I have been taking Niaspan ER for 4 nights now and tonight at midnight I woke up feeling like I was on fire! I was absolutely burning but no visible symptoms. This is a very scary side effect of this medication! I am surprised to read that this will - 26% more...
    Californiamom- over a year ago
  8. link Cardiachealth
    What you are experiencing is a reaction to your body getting used to the medicine. Unfortunately doctors do not do a great job of educating patients on how to take niaspan. It's very important to take a 325 aspirin or advil 30 minutes before taking t - 60% more...
    Cardiachealth- over a year ago
  9. link Vtm123
    I had a similar effect to thid medication, I felt as if my body was burning from the inside out & little needles were poking me all across my chest, arms & back.I got disoriented and I too felt as if my heart was going to explode.I got into a - 34% more...
    Vtm123- over a year ago
  10. link Csmith2009
    Cold Feet
    Does anyone have cold feet as a side effect of niaspan?
    Csmith2009- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  11. link Csmith2009
    Niaspan ER niaspan, asprin, cold feet, applesauce, bedtime
    Does anyone have cold feet with Niaspan? I take 1000 mg with applesauce at bedtime, and I also take a 81 mg aspirin about 30 min. to 1 hour prior to taking the aspirin. My feet are so cold and I cannot seem to get them warm. As a result, I cannot sle - 22% more...
    Csmith2009- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  12. link 021888
    Niaspan ER bad cholesterol, niaspan, upbeat person, drastic action, emotional pain
    Depression! Wow. I'm the world's most upbeat person but I've been slipping down the emotional slope for the past three months; wondered if it was the Niaspan I started taking at the same time. The Niaspan web site doesn't list it as a side effect, th - 56% more...
    021888- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  13. link Bobby
    Depression is a symptom of low cholesterol. You have to do some digging to come up with this cause the drug companies don't print everything. Since you are a scientist, you might be interested in some cholesterol data that will change your outlook on - 77% more...
    Bobby- over a year ago
  14. link Akb
    Niaspan ER niaspan, cnp, rashes, mid range, yikes
    I don't know if it's the niaspan or something else, but I've developed a rash of all rashes from my neck to my legs. The itch is incredible and I've had it for four days now. I'm taking benedryl, but it makes me sleepy so I can't go to work. Anyone e - 51% more...
    Akb- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  15. link Mcklein1
    Niaspan and Timing
    1. Is there any reason why you cannot take niaspan during the day and your statin at night, as you should. 2.Does niaspan need to be taken together with the statin AT THE SAME TIME. Niaspan seems to be sleep disruptive as I do not sleep as well now t - 54% more...
    Mcklein1- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  16. link Stevieg
    When Niaspan doesn't seem to raise good cholesterol
    I posted a big version of this question today in the Side effects page. I'm wondering if anyone else has seen no increase in HDL after taking Niaspan. (Mine actually reduced from 48 to 42 over the course of 6 months.)
    Stevieg- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  17. link Stevieg
    Niaspan ER upsher smith, medication regimen, cardio exercise, doctor reports, crestor
    After my heart attack 1 1/2 years ago, my cardiologist prescribed a statin. This dramatically reduced LDL from 125 to 72 within 2 months. But, after no improvement to the HDL, we switched to Crestor + Niacin. At first, I used a non prescription niaci - 81% more...
    Stevieg- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  18. link Capitalism
    Niaspan ER foot cramps at night, mild nausea, swollen lips, liptor, niaspan
    Began taking 500mg of niaspan after 81 mil of Bayer 30 minutes prior (at 11:00 in the am) about 3 weeks ago. Recommended at this time since I do enjoy my 2 glasses of red wine at night. I then take 10mg of Lipitor before bed. Side effects have been s - 68% more...
    Capitalism- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Niaspan ER
  19. link Bubs2007
    vytorin is still a great drug. the ENHANCE trial is why it got so much bad press. It was a stupid trial, but if you are happy on another statin, also fine. Niaspan...take a full 325mg aspirin. Good you don't flush much, many do. Did you know Niaspan, - 65% more...
    Bubs2007- over a year ago
  20. 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
  21. link Cardiachealth
    Niaspan has a side effect called flushing. This is what you are experiencing. The good news is it goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. There are also several things you can do to make it more tollerable such as taking an aspirin 30 minut - 61% more...
    Cardiachealth- over a year ago
  22. link Denise1116
    taking tylenol pm with niaspan
    I have been taking 1 aspirin 30 minutes before taking niaspan. Can I replace the aspirin with Tylenol pm sometimes? Will it work like the aspirin for the flushing?
    Denise1116- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  23. link Unnam_moorthy
    Availability of niacin ER tablets
    is niacin ER(1000MG) tablets are available IN INDIAN MARKET OR NOT? IF AVAILABLE WHICH COMPANY IS MANIFACTURING?
    Unnam_moorthy- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  24. link Rlwats1946
    stopping naiaspan
    can I just quit taking niaspan
    Rlwats1946- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  25. link Bel
    Niaspan ER running a fever, niaspan, cold shower, benadryl, chills
    This site has helped me understand that Im not alone on the side effects of the Niaspan ER . My doctor told me to take 500mg to start and I did the first night I was fine for about 2 hours then the flushing hit me ! I have never in my life been so sc - 74% more...
    Bel- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER
  26. link Sai
    Need suggestion about Niaspan medication
    My husband has HDL level 20 so my doctor prescribed him to use Niaspan.So please tell me if any one have idea about how many months he has to take that medicine to increase HDL to normal and after that he has to continue or stop medication.
    Sai- over a year ago - in Niaspan ER