PatientsVille.com LogoNiaspan Side Effects

How can Niaspan Side Effects affect You? | PatientsVille.com

View and Submit Niaspan Side Effects

Your Niaspan Side Effect submission can play a very important role. Reporting your experience could help identify an unknown risk and inform other patients and health care professionals.

View and Report Niaspan Side Effects Click Check Boxes Below to Submit a Side Effect or Use a Link for Additional Health Information
Burning (24)
Skins Rash (13)
Numbness (12)
Tendonitis (10)
Cheeks On Face (9)
Burning,cheeks On Face, Numbness (8)
Hypertension (5)
>>View All User Submitted Niaspan Side Effects

Niaspan Side Effects and Adverse Effects reported to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Spread the word: Share, Email, Print

Showing 1-25 of 10177 

Paraesthesia, Poor Quality Sleep, Blood Pressure Decreased, Loss Of Consciousness, Flushing, Erythema, Convulsion (8299145-8)
on Apr 13, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 182.2 lb, was treated with Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: paraesthesia, poor quality sleep, blood pressure decreased, loss of consciousness, flushing, erythema, convulsion. Niaspan dosage: At Bedtime.
Associated medications used:
  • Vytorin
  • Calcium Carbonate (1200)
  • Aspirin


Viith Nerve Paralysis (8295150-6)
Patient was taking Niaspan. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: viith nerve paralysis on Apr 06, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 56 years of age, weighting 154.8 lb, . Niaspan dosage: 500 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Velcade (1.6 Mg/m2, Weekly)
  • Crestor (5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Temsirolimus (25 Mg, Weekly)
  • Ciprofloxacin Hcl (500 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Zovirax (800 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Neupogen (480 Ug, As Needed)
Patient was hospitalized.

Prostate Cancer, Incontinence, Blood Creatinine Increased (8280850-4)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 03, 2012 by a Male taking Niaspan (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 178.2 lb, After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: prostate cancer, incontinence, blood creatinine increased.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Antidepressant
  • Aspirin
  • Pravastatin


Myocardial Infarction, Gastric Haemorrhage, Haematocrit Decreased, Chest Pain, Blood Pressure Decreased, Gastric Polyps, Dyspnoea, Oedema Peripheral (8280835-8)
on Apr 04, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 229.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • myocardial infarction
and was treated with Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: myocardial infarction, gastric haemorrhage, haematocrit decreased, chest pain, blood pressure decreased, gastric polyps, dyspnoea, oedema peripheral. Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Effient
  • Insulin
Patient was hospitalized.


Pollakiuria, Nocturia (8275967-4)
on Apr 06, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol abnormal
and was treated with Niaspan. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: pollakiuria, nocturia. Niaspan dosage: 1000 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tamsulosin Hydrochloride (0.4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Simvastatin (Unk, Daily)
  • Zolpidem Tartrate (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Detrol La (4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Benicar (20 Mg, 1x/day)


Flushing, Abdominal Pain Upper, Enuresis, Diarrhoea, Impaired Work Ability (8268850-1)
Patient was taking Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: flushing, abdominal pain upper, enuresis, diarrhoea, impaired work ability on Apr 09, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 60 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, . Niaspan dosage: N/A.

Monocyte Percentage Decreased, Protein Total Decreased, Monocyte Count Increased, Glomerular Filtration Rate Decreased, Blood Calcium Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Creatinine Increased (8266325-7)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 06, 2009 by a Male taking Niaspan (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 68 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: monocyte percentage decreased, protein total decreased, monocyte count increased, glomerular filtration rate decreased, blood calcium decreased, white blood cell count decreased, blood urea increased, blood glucose increased, blood creatinine increased.
Associated medications used:
  • Plavix
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
  • Aspirin
  • Gleevec (400 Mg, Daily, Oral 200 Mg, Daily, Oral 400 Mg, Daily, Oral)
  • Gleevec (400 Mg, Daily, Oral 200 Mg, Daily, Oral 400 Mg, Daily, Oral)
  • Lipitor


No Adverse Event (8259270-4)
on Mar 28, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 76 years of age, weighting 108.0 lb, was treated with Niaspan. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: no adverse event. Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Fish Oil
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Vesicare
  • Cozaar
  • Calcium Magnesium
  • Aleve (caplet) (2 Df, Tid)
  • Vitamin D
  • Inactin


Cardiac Disorder, Paraesthesia, Flushing, Erythema (8257549-3)
on Mar 27, 2012 Male from , weighting 172.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol
  • blood pressure
and was treated with Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: cardiac disorder, paraesthesia, flushing, erythema. Niaspan dosage: At Bedtime.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Avapro
  • Benicar
  • Aspirin
  • Crestor


Oedema, Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia, Hepatitis (8256647-8)
Patient was taking Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: oedema, anaemia, thrombocytopenia, hepatitis on Mar 29, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 74 years of age, . Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Januvia


Pruritus, Paraesthesia, Flushing, Feeling Hot, Coronary Artery Occlusion (8256617-X)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 26, 2012 by a Male taking Niaspan (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • low density lipoprotein increased
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 180.2 lb, Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: pruritus, paraesthesia, flushing, feeling hot, coronary artery occlusion.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Crestor


Rash Papular, Tongue Disorder, Gingival Swelling (8256592-8)
on Apr 02, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 210.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • depression
and was treated with Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: rash papular, tongue disorder, gingival swelling. Niaspan dosage: 50 Mg, Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zoloft (50 Mg, Daily)


Scrotal Pain (8252637-X)
on Jul 23, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 170.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood testosterone decreased
and was treated with Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: scrotal pain. Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Androgel (4 Pumps)
  • Pravachol
  • Diltiazem Hcl
  • Magnesium


Genital Burning Sensation, Blood Testosterone Decreased (8252616-2)
Patient was taking Niaspan. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: genital burning sensation, blood testosterone decreased on Jan 03, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 252.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • blood testosterone decreased
and. Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lovaza
  • Humalog
  • Androgel (1 In 1 Day, Pump)
  • Androgel (1 In 1 Day, Pump)
  • Humulin R


Escherichia Infection, Burning Sensation, Rectal Haemorrhage, Testicular Swelling, Flushing, Colon Cancer, Erythema (8247415-1)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 23, 2012 by a Male taking Niaspan (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • blood cholesterol increased
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 220.2 lb, After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: escherichia infection, burning sensation, rectal haemorrhage, testicular swelling, flushing, colon cancer, erythema. Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Disorder (8246801-3)
on Mar 26, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 210.0 lb, was treated with Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: cardiac disorder. Niaspan dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Neurontin (Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Dexamethasone (Unk)
  • Imdur (Unk)
  • Lyrica (100 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lipitor (Unk)
  • Norvasc (Unk)
  • Toprol-xl (Unk)


Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (8246766-4)
on Mar 26, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 209.4 lb, was treated with Niaspan. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Niaspan dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lipitor (Unk)
  • Norvasc (Unk)
  • Lyrica (100 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Neurontin (Unk)
  • Cardizem (Unk)
  • Dexamethasone (Unk)
  • Imdur (Unk)
  • Toprol-xl (Unk)


Hernia, Flushing (8246356-3)
Patient was taking Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: hernia, flushing on Mar 22, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 175.2 lb, . Niaspan dosage: N/A.

Flushing, Transient Ischaemic Attack, Cerebrovascular Accident, Off Label Use, Blood Pressure Increased (8245554-2)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 22, 2012 by a Female taking Niaspan (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • blood cholesterol increased
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 65 years of age, weighting 216.9 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: flushing, transient ischaemic attack, cerebrovascular accident, off label use, blood pressure increased.
Associated medications used:
  • Crestor
  • Crestor


Neck Pain, Vomiting, Pain In Extremity, Nasopharyngitis, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Pulmonary Hypertension, Back Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Dyspnoea (8245396-8)
on Mar 23, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 152.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • high density lipoprotein decreased
and was treated with Niaspan. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: neck pain, vomiting, pain in extremity, nasopharyngitis, oxygen saturation decreased, pulmonary hypertension, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, dyspnoea. Niaspan dosage: Daily Dose: 500mg At Night.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tricor (Daily Dose: 148mg)
  • Nadolol (Daily Dose: 20mg)
  • Lotrel (Daily Dose: 5/40 Mg)
  • Aspirin (Daily Dose: 81mg)
  • Vitamin D (Daily Dose: 200 Iu)
  • Fiber Supplement
  • Plavix (Daily Dose: 75mg)
  • Pravastatin (Daily Dose: 20mg)


Dyspnoea (8242755-4)
on Mar 20, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 70 years of age, weighting 77.16 lb, was treated with Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: dyspnoea. Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Carboplatin (Recent Dose 480mg-15feb12 Restarted 5mar12)
  • Axitinib (2x/day, 2 Weeks On /1 Week Off, Oral Restarted 3mg Twice Daily Since 5mar12)
  • Miralax (1df= 1 Tablespoon As Needed)
  • Amlodipine
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Paclitaxel (Recent Dose 350mg-15feb12 Restarted 1.25mg/m2 On 5mar12)
  • Glipizide
Patient was hospitalized.

Ataxia, Dyspnoea (8242742-6)
Patient was taking Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: ataxia, dyspnoea on Mar 20, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 70 years of age, weighting 185.2 lb, . Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Axitinib (2 Weeks On, 1 Week Off;interrupted 02feb2012,restarted On 15feb2012;cycle 6)
  • Metoprolol Succinate
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Amlodipine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Glipizide
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Miralax
Patient was hospitalized.

Flushing, Erythema, Oesophageal Stenosis (8241699-1)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 20, 2012 by a Female taking Niaspan (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • high density lipoprotein decreased
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 185.2 lb, Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: flushing, erythema, oesophageal stenosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Nitroglycerin


Bladder Cancer, Seasonal Allergy, Flushing, Feeling Hot (8232445-6)
on Mar 20, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 208.2 lb, was treated with Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: bladder cancer, seasonal allergy, flushing, feeling hot. Niaspan dosage: 500mg X3 At Bedtime.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aspirin (81 Mg Daily)


Rash, Intervertebral Disc Compression, Flushing, Spondylitis (8225912-2)
on Mar 13, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 180.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • high density lipoprotein decreased
and was treated with Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: rash, intervertebral disc compression, flushing, spondylitis. Niaspan dosage: At Bedtime.
Associated medications used:
  • Clinoril
  • Vmt 50 Plus For Women Only (Daily)
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
  • Fish Oil
  • Prednisolone
  • Vitamin D
  • Lutein
  • Glucosamine
Patient was hospitalized.

Showing 1-25 of 10177 

Niaspan Health Episodes

How Can Niaspan Affect You?

<strong>Well, the first night I turned beat red, itchy, ...Keep Reading

Started taking niaspan in July of this year after a few days I was ...Keep Reading

1-2 hours after taking niaspan face gets very red and ears feel like they ...Keep Reading

My face and body felt on fire, tingling..this slowly went away....Keep Reading

PLEASE do NOT take Niaspan. My (old) cardiologist put me on it, ...Keep Reading

Flushing chest pain itchy joint pain sleeplessness memory loss short term mood swings depression...Keep Reading

I've been taking niaspan 500 for a month. 2 weeks ago I started ...Keep Reading

52 year old female from Florida diagnosed with high cholesterol. In 2008 while ...Keep Reading

View More

Discuss Niaspan Side Effects

Record and Track Your Side Effects

It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Track Your Side Effects - It's Easy and Free. >> Start Today

Already a User? Log In

Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Niaspan Information

Alternative NIASPAN Names:NIACIN

Active Ingredient: NIACIN

Niaspan Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

Side Effects reported to FDA: 10177. View Niaspan Adverse Reports

Niaspan safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 30

Reported hospitalizations: 473

Managing Your Medicines

Tips for Taking Medicines Properly

Before Taking Niaspan

Find Out How to Take Niaspan

Did You Have a Niaspan Side Effect?

Yes, Severe
Yes, Moderate
Yes, Minor
No

How Effective is Niaspan for You?

Exceeded Expectations
Effective
Somewhat Effective
Not Effective