| | Niaspan Reaction
(I posted this ? by mistake on the high/low b/p message board by mistake.)
Hi all. I've been taking niaspan for about 1 1/2 months. The first month was fine, no probs. Suddenly, after taking the medicine, I systematically feel tingling, itching, burning and redness from the top of my head all the way down to my ankles. Sometimes this happens an hour after I take it, or 4 hours after I take it. It is very uncomfortable and hurts to the touch. I realize that flushing is a common side effect with this med. but I get more than flushing. It's downright painful. Has anyone here ever experienced this, and is it an allergic reaction? It has occured about 5 times, even when I'm sleeping, it wakes me because it actually hurts.
I'm on 500 mg. and I eat a little something before taking.
Thanks in advance for any advice.