A 32-year-old female asked:
Blood red, painful, burning, skin.blurry eye sight, vomiting, extreme head ache.are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin?how long will it last?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually: You sound ill. If it just started all of a sudden go to urgent care or er, and i rarely give that advice!
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Cardiology 34 years experience
Possibly: Niacin commonly causes flushing (hot feeling, red skin, tingling) and headaches after taking, particularly doses greater than 1000 mg. The best thing to do is stop taking it for a couple days to see if the symptoms go away. Hope this helps.
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Last updated Mar 23, 2015
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