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Niacin

Popular Brands: : Niaspan, Niacin, Niacor, Enduracin, Nicobid
Official FDA Reports124,587
Social Media Events3,483
Total Posts2,829
Avg. Review Score2.87/ 5

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Niacin Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Niacin

Flushing

Side Effects: Initially has hot flashes red flushing of skin. However it was discovered that taking the Niaspan before going to bed, with an 81mg enteric coated aspirin entirely eliminated the hot ...


Source: Niaspan (Niacin Extended-Release)

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Weight Increased

... it was discovered that taking the Niaspan before going to bed, with an 81mg enteric coated aspirin entirely eliminated the hot flashes. There have been some deposits of fatty nodules just below the s...


Source: Niaspan (Niacin Extended-Release)

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Nodule

... it was discovered that taking the Niaspan before going to bed, with an 81mg enteric coated aspirin entirely eliminated the hot flashes. There have been some deposits of fatty nodules just below the s...


Source: Niaspan (Niacin Extended-Release)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flushing

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Flushing

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Burning sensation, Throat tightness, Blood test

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... of extended release niacin now and they react differently. The first gave me an upset stomach with burning. The second gave me such a bad reaction that I was on fire, dizzy, throat swelling, and ultim...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By VentureMan in fdb.rxlist.com on January 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

een taking 3000 mg Niaspan for 9 years which keep levels out of red zone. Added Welchol two years ago, and Chol levels in normal range now... HDL above 80. T-Chol/HDL are below 3.5 for two years now...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on November 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Started off with total cholesterol at 320 and Triglycerides at 1400. I have been taking 1500mg of slo niacin every day for eight months. My total cholesterol is currently 140 and my triglycerides are ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flushing, Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Radical flushing/burning feeling. The radical flushing that one would experience taking this medication was effectively controlled by taking an 81mg asprin 30 minutes before b...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Flushing

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Light flushing, nausea My Dr prescribed Niaspan and monitored it with me over a year, beginning with 500 mg and every 6 weeks increasing the dosage to 750 mg, 1000 mg, 1250 mg...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Regurgitation, Nausea, Flushing, Burning sensation, Cough, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal disorder, Rash, Weight increased, Decreased appetite, Oral disorder, Energy increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... this time I became very anxious and unable to deal with stress. I was put on two antidepressants. I started with reflux, nausea,inability to eat without coughing and spitting up, severe weakness so mu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Regurgitation, Nausea, Flushing, Burning sensation, Cough, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal disorder, Rash, Weight increased, Decreased appetite, Oral disorder, Energy increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... this time I became very anxious and unable to deal with stress. I was put on two antidepressants. I started with reflux, nausea,inability to eat without coughing and spitting up, severe weakness so mu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By K in fdb.rxlist.com on September 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Have been taking 1000 mg for years. No apparent side effects. Great results in blood work. Dr satisfied with results. Now I am concerned with most recent studies though.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Photopsia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: When I first start taking niaspan I had real bad flashing from head to toe. I then read the pamplet n I started taking niaspan the right way n now I don't have no problems any more I am...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.