Doctor insights on:
Niaspan Allergy In Children
Niaspan allergy: Niaspan (Niacin) helps to lower elevated cholesterol &triglyceride levels & to treat niacin deficiency. An allergy occurs when your bodys 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
Been taking Claritin (loratadine) niacin & Flonase for ringing in my ears and stuffiness. Can allergies cause the stuffy nose and slight ache in ears?
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
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
Niaspan (niacin): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I know flushing is common with niaspan (niacin) and that is why they have you take it at bedtime but why am i itching and flushing in the a. M?
Take aspirin: You may want to take Aspirin 1 hr before, that might help. If not see your md! ...Read more
Sometimes at nite I wake up feeling like under my skin is on fire. Literally. Is this because of niaspan (niacin)? I take 2000mgs at nite 1 hour after taking b
Yes: Yes any Niacin can do this. Sometimes Aspirin can block it, but ask your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Flushing: Individual flushing episodes can last several hours, its variable by patient. Sometimes after many weeks they will stop happening. ...Read more
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
24hrs: 24 hrsGet a more detailed answer ›
What are the differences between 500 mg niaspan (niacin extended-release) tablets and niacan you can buy otc?
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
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 safe to use with other medications. ...Read more
I stopped taking niaspan (niacin) 500mg after having several problems with it. I now feel sick and am very tired. Is this normal.
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
Yes: Niaspan (niacin) is a slow release formulation of the vitamin Niacin which is safe to use when pregnant and is included in much lower amounts in prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Your question?: What would you like to know? Here's general information: http://www.niaspan.com/ ...Read more
What benefit does niaspan/enduracin have on lpa? Halted aim trial convinced me that niacin to increase HDL has no benefit.
AIM-HIGH: Niacian increases HDL and lowers lpa. The aim-high results can be interpreted in several ways: perhaps Niacin is no good as a preventive agent; perhaps raising levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (hdl-c) is flawed as a preventive strategy; perhaps aim-high had methodologic flaws; or statins are so good that, once you prescribe one, anything else you do will not make much of a difference. ...Read more
I took 500mg niaspan (niacin) 9 months with severe side effect I stopped it 8 months ago and still going crazy every day what should I do? Please help
Get evaluated: Usually your symptoms should have resolved after stopping niaspan (niacin). Taking Aspirin 30 minutes before taking Niaspan (niacin) helps reduce some side effects. See a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more