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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Niaspan, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Niaspan side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Niaspan.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Niaspan side effects are:
Burning (24 reports)
Skins Rash (14 reports)
Numbness (12 reports)
Tendonitis (10 reports)
Cheeks On Face (9 reports)
Burning,cheeks On Face, Numbness (8 reports)
Hypertension (5 reports)
Body Feeling Like It Is On Fire (4 reports)
Hip Muscle Pain (3 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Niaspan side effects . You can also compare Niaspan side effects or view FDA reports.

Niaspan Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Niaspan reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Niaspan on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Deafness, Flushing, Burning Sensation, Pruritus
on Aug 27, 2013 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 58 years of age, weighting 200.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: deafness, flushing, burning sensation, pruritus. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Niacin
  • Lipitor
  • Carvedilol
  • Lisinopril
  • Warfarin
  • Folbic
  • Digoxin
  • Hydrochlorothiazid


Cerebrovascular Accident, Dehydration, Flushing, Feeling Hot, Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Rate Increased, Fatigue, Blood Sodium Decreased
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: cerebrovascular accident, dehydration, flushing, feeling hot, diabetes mellitus, heart rate increased, fatigue, blood sodium decreased on Sep 05, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, weighting 168.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.

Flushing, Rash, Pain, Urticaria
Adverse event was reported on Aug 26, 2013 by a Female taking Niaspan Er (Dosage: 500mg 1 Pill At Bedtime By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 43 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: flushing, rash, pain, urticaria.

Fall, Blood Glucose Decreased, Head Injury, Compression Fracture, Respiratory Disorder, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Flushing, Ammonia Increased, Urinary Tract Infection
on Aug 23, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 37 years of age, weighting 180.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: fall, blood glucose decreased, head injury, compression fracture, respiratory disorder, oxygen saturation decreased, flushing, ammonia increased, urinary tract infection. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.


Nephrolithiasis
on Aug 22, 2013 Male from US , weighting 230.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: nephrolithiasis. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Implantable Defibrillator Insertion, Blood Glucose Increased
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: implantable defibrillator insertion, blood glucose increased on Aug 22, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, weighting 200.2 lb, . Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aldactone
  • Lipitor
  • Bystolic
  • Crestor
  • Asa
  • Effient
  • Gabapentin
  • Losartan


Joint Swelling, Meniscus Injury, Gait Disturbance, Erythema, Pain In Extremity, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Blood Cholesterol Increased
Adverse event was reported on Aug 22, 2013 by a Female taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 68 years of age, weighting 145.1 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: joint swelling, meniscus injury, gait disturbance, erythema, pain in extremity, deep vein thrombosis, blood cholesterol increased.

Fall, Ankle Operation, Procedural Pain, Pain In Extremity, Paraesthesia, Flushing
on Aug 22, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 54 years of age, weighting 183.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: fall, ankle operation, procedural pain, pain in extremity, paraesthesia, flushing. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.

Arthritis, Spinal Cord Compression, Myocardial Infarction, Flushing, Burning Sensation, Paraesthesia, Grip Strength Decreased, Muscular Weakness
on Aug 21, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 168.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: arthritis, spinal cord compression, myocardial infarction, flushing, burning sensation, paraesthesia, grip strength decreased, muscular weakness. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Asa
  • Calcium Plus D
  • Glucosamine Chondroitin
  • Furosemide
  • Losartan
  • Metoprolol
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Crestor (At Bedtime)
Patient was hospitalized.

Headache, Dyskinesia, Nausea, Paraesthesia, Muscle Spasms, Feeling Hot, Fatigue
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: headache, dyskinesia, nausea, paraesthesia, muscle spasms, feeling hot, fatigue on Aug 21, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 49 years of age, weighting 181.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Norvasc
  • Reglan
  • Aspirin (30 Minutes Before Niaspan)
  • Januvia


Retinal Tear, Flushing, Feeling Hot, Erythema
Adverse event was reported on Aug 21, 2013 by a Male taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: At Bedtime) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 225.2 lb, Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: retinal tear, flushing, feeling hot, erythema.

Cerebrovascular Accident, Bladder Cancer
on Aug 21, 2013 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: cerebrovascular accident, bladder cancer. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.

Feeling Of Body Temperature Change, Anaphylactic Reaction, Flushing, Peripheral Coldness, Tachycardia
on Sep 06, 2013 Female from CA , 41 years of age, was treated with Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: feeling of body temperature change, anaphylactic reaction, flushing, peripheral coldness, tachycardia. Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Asa
  • Celexa
  • Centrum
  • Ezetrol
  • Janumet


Stent Placement, Chest Pain, Pain In Extremity, Neck Pain, Myalgia, Blood Glucose Abnormal, Flushing
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: stent placement, chest pain, pain in extremity, neck pain, myalgia, blood glucose abnormal, flushing on Aug 15, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 190.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hypoaesthesia
Adverse event was reported on Aug 15, 2013 by a Female taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 192.2 lb, After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: carpal tunnel syndrome, hypoaesthesia.

Neoplasm Malignant, Blood Glucose Increased, Local Swelling, Diarrhoea, Nausea
on Aug 14, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 170.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: neoplasm malignant, blood glucose increased, local swelling, diarrhoea, nausea. Niaspan (coated) dosage: At Night.

Heart Rate Decreased, Flushing, Erythema, Pruritus
on Aug 05, 2013 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 41 years of age, weighting 195.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: heart rate decreased, flushing, erythema, pruritus. Niaspan (coated) dosage: At Bedtime.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aspirin (30 Minutes Prior To The Niaspan)


Colon Cancer, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Hypoaesthesia, Flushing
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: colon cancer, glucose tolerance impaired, hypoaesthesia, flushing on Aug 14, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 222.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: At Night.

Brain Stem Stroke, Intracranial Aneurysm, Circulatory Collapse, Hot Flush, Brain Stem Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Aug 02, 2013 by a Male taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: At Bedtime) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 64 years of age, weighting 220.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: brain stem stroke, intracranial aneurysm, circulatory collapse, hot flush, brain stem syndrome. Patient was hospitalized.

Road Traffic Accident, Joint Injury, Flushing, Feeling Hot, Pruritus
on Aug 02, 2013 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 60 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: road traffic accident, joint injury, flushing, feeling hot, pruritus. Niaspan (coated) dosage: 4 - 500mg Tabs Daily At Bedtime.

Urticaria, Throat Irritation, Blood Pressure Increased
on Aug 01, 2013 Female from US , 59 years of age, weighting 118.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: urticaria, throat irritation, blood pressure increased. Niaspan dosage: N/A.

Arthroscopy, Flushing, Burning Sensation
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: arthroscopy, flushing, burning sensation on Jul 31, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Male , 57 years of age, weighting 220.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.

Fall, Hip Fracture, Hypotension
Adverse event was reported on Jul 31, 2013 by a Female taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: 2000mg Qhs) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 65 years of age, Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: fall, hip fracture, hypotension. Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain Upper
on Jul 30, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 30 years of age, weighting 162.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: abdominal pain upper. Niaspan (coated) dosage: At Bedtime.

Flushing, Paraesthesia, Skin Burning Sensation, Feeling Hot
on Jul 30, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 64 years of age, weighting 183.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: flushing, paraesthesia, skin burning sensation, feeling hot. Niaspan (coated) dosage: 500mg At Bedtime.
Associated medications used:
  • Levothyroxine
  • Zoloft
  • Zetia
  • Cinnamon Tabs
  • Vitamin B12
  • Lansoprazol
  • Vitamin D3
  • Omega 3


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