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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Niaspan (Definition)

Niaspan is a cholesterol/lipid lowering agent which is a ...Read more


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Niaspan (niacin) Exten Release 500mg. How long does the extended release last? Over time i am meant to try to get to 2g/day. Can i take 1g morn, 1g eve?

That is OK: Hi. Yes, it's fine to take Niaspan (niacin) twice daily. It is approved for once daily, but if tolerability is better taken twice daily, then that is perfectly OK. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of niaspan (niacin)?

What are the side effects of niaspan (niacin)?

Some side effects: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; heartburn; increased cough, indigestion, or upset stomach; nausea; temporary skin redness, itching, tingling, or feelings of warmth (flushing); vomiting. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

Niaspan (niacin): see: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects.html

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Could you tell me what are side effects and drug interaction of niaspan (niacin)?

See Below: Common side effects include flushing, itching, nausea, numbness in the extremities, and abdominal pain. In terms of interactions, these may be caused by using Niaspan (niacin) with alcohol, certain cholesterol lowering meds like simvastatin, and others. However, in general is is safe to use with other medications. ...Read more

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One year of panic attacks from severe side effects of 500mg niaspan (niacin) can develop anxiety?I stopped it a year ago still get anxiety sometimes

One year of panic attacks from severe side effects of 500mg niaspan (niacin) can develop anxiety?I stopped it a year ago still get anxiety sometimes

Anxiety: Unlikely that a year later your symptoms would be caused by your previous medication, consult with your doctor to rule out medical issues. Try using the free anti anxiety app for daily support and it your stress does not lessen consult a clinical psychologist who can help you learn better ways of coping. Best. ...Read more

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Do you need to take niaspan (niacin) forever?

Niaspan (niacin): It depends on why you are taking it, and the expected outcome. This should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is niaspan (niacin) a good treatment for cholesterol?

No: It's a weak agent in the doses that humans can tolerate and it lacks robust outcome data. A statin is preferred. Niacin is a second like agent for people who can't tolerate a statin. The combo of Niacin with a statin is particularly troublesome: http://www.Foxnews.Com/health/2013/02/28/niacin-statin-combo-tied-to-skin-muscle-side-effects/. ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

Niaspona: This a long acting form of Niacin we use to treat elevated cholesterol and to try and raise HDL somewhat. ...Read more