slow niacin causing itchy rash?
jenj770: I picked up some SLO NIACIN, 500 mg, and took only 250 mg for the last 2 days. This morning I'm seeing 2 red spots on my waist area. I'm wondering if it's hives caused from this stuff. I'm looking at the ingredients: hypromellose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, glyceryl behenate and Red 40. I have had a headache for the last 2 days when I wake up but it subsides. Under the "Caution" it says it may cause temporary flushing, itching, tingling, feelings of warmth and headache, particularly when beginning. Skin rash, upset stomach and low blood pressure when standing are less common symptoms. I already have low blood pressure. I wonder if I'm allergic to this. I take a B-complex stress formula that has niacin in it and the dosage I take only gives me 50 mg. I'd welcome your comments since you sound like you know some facts on this. Thanks.
Last edited by mod-anon; 09-11-2009 at 09:33 AM.
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