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What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Niaspan allergy?

Niaspan allergy: Niaspan (Niacin) helps to lower elevated cholesterol &triglyceride levels & to treat niacin deficiency. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/niaspan-drug.htm ...Read more

Niaspan Allergy (Definition)

Niaspan (Niacin) helps to lower elevated cholesterol &triglyceride levels & to treat niacin deficiency. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential ...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 are the risks of taking niaspan (niacin)?

A few risks to note: Can cause sugars to go up, flushing, high enough doses can affect the liver(especially when added to a statin), limited data on benefit. In other words the total cholesterol and the LDLs should be the focus of treatment. No mortality reductions with niaspan (niacin) or the fibrate group of drugs. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

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

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Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin). Anything else he can take?

Husband experiencing extreme itching taking niaspan (niacin).  Anything else he can take?

Niaspan (niacin): Niacin causes this reaction. To make it not occur you need to take a full dose aspirin, or an Ibuprofen 1/2 hour before you take the niaspan (niacin). You should take it at bed time and also eat a low fat snack with it. Avoid alcohol of spicy foods before taking it. This should prevent the reaction. ...Read more

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Pls see HX on me. Dr.has me on Niaspan (niacin) 500 for high Trigly. What, if any, is the difference from OC Nician @ 1k mg?

Hx noted: OC Niacin is niacin. Generic OC niacin is likely cheaper and thus preferred. The usual dose is 500-2000 mg limited by flushing. Flushing can be reduced by taking 325 mg of aspirin an hour beforehand. Niacin reduces triglycerides but generally isn't indicated unless the level is >500 and refractory to dietary changes. ...Read more

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Is niapsan %00mg ER anight time or morning medicine? My bottle just says take 1. I have been on niaspan 500mg for 3 years, and zocor. But I don't know if they are taken together or if niaspan is a day or night medicine, or zocor.?

Niaspan (niacin) : Niaspan (niacin) is best taken in the morning with a low dose 81 mg aspirin. The Aspirin lessens the flushing that accompanies the niaspan (niacin).
Zocor is best taken in the evening, when it is 10% more effective due to the body's biorhythm. ...Read more

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What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

What is niaspan (niacin) used to treat?

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

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What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

What is niaspan (niacin) prescribed for?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. NiaSpan (niacin) is prescription Niacin ...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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What're the dangers of taking niaspan (niacin)?

Hard to say: Many people get flushing, which is a minor side effect. Some people get an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) but the value of this change with Niacin has recently been challenged by the aim-high study. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Please describe the medication: niaspan (niacin)?

Long acting Niacin: Niaspan is an extended release version of niacin. It is used to raise good cholesterol (hdl), lower bad cholesterol (ldl), and reduce triglycerides.
Niacin is a vitamin (b3), also known as nicotinic acid. ...Read more

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How much time does a flushing episode from niaspan (niacin) last?

How much time does a flushing episode from niaspan (niacin) last?

Flushing: Individual flushing episodes can last several hours, its variable by patient. Sometimes after many weeks they will stop happening. ...Read more

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Is there a negative reaction between niaspan (niacin) and qualaquin?

No interaction here: Each has its own side effects and this is not enough space for all of them. But the tow medicine should not interact with each other. If you are experiencing significant side effects or have other concern, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between 500 mg niaspan (niacin extended-release) tablets and niacan you can buy otc?

NiaSpan (niacin).: NiaSpan (niacin) is a slow release variety, while the OTC Niacin versions are not — the latter tend to cause facial flushing and redness after use. There's a flush free OTC version which negates this symptom. ...Read more

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