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  1. Burning
    ... Otc niacin or prescription Niaspan can cause "flushing". I was prescribed this med a...

  2. Coccyx Pain
    ... glicerides were over 2000. Currently I am taking 2000 mg of Niaspan , Tricor 200mg, and (6) 1g tablets of colestid each...

Alternative Medicine board

  1. HDL and medicine
    ... Does anyone know of alternatives to Niaspan ? My HDL is too low and I wonder about a natural remedy...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. Cholesterol Meds Causing Pain?
    ... belong to a different classes. Alternatives include Niaspan , Questran or Colestid, and Lopid and Tricor. Many...

  2. niaspan prob.
    ... Regarding the niaspan problem that you have. Right now its 3:35 am central ... time and I took my niaspan about two hours ago. About 30 minutes ago my skin ... Good luck with your meds. Maybe you should get off of niaspan too. Astayo...

Hypoglycemia board

  1. Lightheadedness/dizziness from Hypoglycemia?
    ... triglycerides were high (347). The doctor prescribed Niaspan and Aspirin. My symptoms did not go away. When I went...

Back Problems board

  1. Got a phone call today!!!
    ... good to hear from you! Cholesterol meds, I was on Niaspan for a few weeks until I developed a nasty rash, odd...

  2. Epidural Steroid Injections-Male Perspective
    ... of my butt to the bottom of my feet. I was taking Niaspan for cholesterol so I stopped that thinking maybe it...

Osteoporosis board

  1. EZorb question/concern
    ... least protective one, I'm going to ask my doctor for Niaspan . Why don't you ask your doc about Niaspan, or try...

Brain & Nervous System Disorders board

  1. Chiari -ACM (anyone)
    ... and now Thursday Dec16 and I'm told to stop lipitor, niaspan , tylenol, and my once every two week beer. You notice...

Headaches & Migraines board

  1. Anyone take Zyprexa for H A?
    ... deal of pain. I have very high cholestrol and take Niaspan , 2000 MG daily, Welchol 650 MG 3 times daily and Crestor...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. Liver function
    ... neuro. know. I quess the lipitor, balcofen,rebif, and niaspan have just cought up with each other. I'm sitting here ... really didn't know the risk of the Bacolfen, or the niaspan . Rebif states that it will cause lymphoma. How many...
    ... Stopped> And About 2 Months Ago I Had Stopped The Niaspan . I Had Just Started It Back Up And Had Taken 2 Pills...

Exercise & Fitness board

  1. Niaspan side effects
    ... I've been taking Niaspan for six months and am experiencing severe calf muscle ... stretching. The only new thing in my life is the Niaspan . Has anyone had a similar problem with Niaspan. ... lowering meds all have this effect. Side effects for Niaspan are : Abdominal pain, chills, diarrhea, dizziness...
    ... throwing my ratio off into the risk category. The Niaspan is not supposed to cause cramping or muscle weakness ... weeks. If that is not helpful then I will go off the Niaspan and see if the cramps cease. Trial and error....

Bowel Disorders board

  1. Colonoscopy experience
    ... baby aspirin everyday to counteract the affects of Niaspan which gives him hot flashes. He forgot and took it...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. Anyone on Niaspan? No? Hot Flashes then?
    ... Niaspan can absolutely do that. Here's the portion of the ... for several hours after dosing, and will, by taking NIASPAN ® at bedtime, most likely occur during sleep; however...
    ... Niaspan can absolutely do that. Here's the portion of the ... for several hours after dosing, and will, by taking NIASPAN ® at bedtime, most likely occur during sleep; however ... I missed a dose yesterday. I first thought of Niaspan (R). I was aware that it could cause flushing, but ... flushing and a hot flash. New to this, I'm curious if Niaspan can precipitate a crash? Meaning, my body temperature...

Angina board

  1. Angina threshold - why does it change?
    ... time low. :( These last numbers were before starting Niaspan and were without exercise. Hopefully the HDL number...
    ... time low. :( These last numbers were before starting Niaspan and were without exercise. Hopefully the HDL number...

  2. Angina, TC-170 to 180
    ... went from from 77 mg/dL to 91 mg/dL while on 1500 mg Niaspan . It did help increase my HDL to 44 mg/dL, yet, the...

Heart Disorders board

  1. Question for HuckFinn
    ... realize is supposed to bem over 40. He was taking niaspan for this, but stopped taking it due to severe flushing...

  2. A few general questions about my friend.
    ... medications seem reasonable. My husband also takes Niaspan - takes an aspirin 1/2 before with a low fat snack ... is on are Toprol XL Plavix 81mg asprin Lipitor Niaspan Lisinopril Folic Acid B6/B12 vitamins Good luck...
    ... other than the possibility of being put on 500mg. NIASPAN to lower his cholesterol and change the HDL/LDL ratio...

  3. plavix & aspirin is killing my stomach
    ... day, one in a.m. with my Plavix and one in p.m. with Niaspan ...they originally wanted me on a full 325 mg. but...

  4. Is there such as thing as "Bad" HDL?
    ... enetically low HDL levels that have been responsive only to Niaspan . I had been convinced that it was a major risk factor ... bad" type of HDL, or if there is any evidence that Niaspan or the other forms of niacin have a similar effect...
    ... heart medicine. "if there is any evidence that Niaspan or the other forms of niacin have a similar effect ... have similar effects. "there is any evidence that Niaspan or the other forms of niacin have a similar effect...
    ... references??? Does the type of HDL that increases with Niaspan differ from the type of HDL that increased with this ... abandoned drug? Or, is the mechanism of increase with Niaspan different than the mechanism of increase with torcetrapib ... show that those of us taking niacin, especially in Niaspan form, are running a risk similar to those in the torcetrapi...
    ... references??? Does the type of HDL that increases with Niaspan differ from the type of HDL that increased with this ... abandoned drug? Or, is the mechanism of increase with Niaspan different than the mechanism of increase with torcetrapib...

  5. would you stop Plavix for an elective procedure?
    ... get off the drug. I have been on plavix, vytorin, niaspan and 325 mg of aspirin daily..yet I still get blockages...

  6. Bruising on Plavix
    ... Plavix and aspirin (along with metoprolol, Lipitor, and Niaspan ) ever since. I was originally on Plavix and a standard...
    ... riglycerides 157. The ones in July were similar...only the Niaspan , which was added last December, has worked to get ... Can't remember what my LDL was before I started the Niaspan (was pretty good, but I think it's even better now...

  7. I am 30 years old, the Dr said if I have any plaque I can reverse it. Confused!
    ... the Lipitor does not. In addition, I added 500mg Niaspan , a slow release niacin, which raises HDL. Finally...

  8. my medications
    ... now my meds are aspirin atenolol k-dur pravchol niaspan i was doing some research and it says pravachol and ... niaspan should not be used together is it really bad also...

  9. heart medicines and surgery
    ... am on several heart meds aspirin,atenolol,k-dur, niaspan er,pravachol and 2 vitamins. the surgeon says i...

  10. Heart or Thyroid Problem?
    ... Thyroiditis. Age 61 Rx: Tenormin, Synthroid, Pravachol, Niaspan , and Asprin In June I met with my new cardiologist...

  11. cholestral numbers
    ... cause liver damage; she recommended and I am on 500mg niaspan to try and help raise HDLs....
    ... Ken, Is that miserable 35 HDL WITH the Niaspan and Vytorin? I too take 500 mg. slow release niacin ... why not try one of them instead of the overpriced Niaspan ? Have you tried the daily booze and hard exercise...
    ... Lenin: those numbers are before the niaspan and vytorin. I eagerly await seeing if they were...
    ... invariably see a nice HDL boost from the Vytorin and Niaspan . Let me repeat though, I'm saying you could consider ... by Upsher Smith) that are even less "flushy" than Niaspan . The Rx drug is just SOOO overproced. It certainly...
    ... high level of niacin? Are these drugs (Vytorin and Niaspan ) need a dr prescription? Thanks Pika...
    ... the niacin is cheap in a Vitamin store, however the Niaspan formulation of niacin IS a prescription drug as is...

  12. fat around the heart
    ... I should exercise more - thats about it - gave me niaspan to raise my HDL (it was 16) - but he didn't really...

High & Low Blood Pressure board

  1. Always Research The Medications Prescribed
    ... NEBIVOLOL etc.. For cholesterol ZOCOR, PRAVACHOL and NIASPAN . For diabetes GLUCOPHAGE etc. Many doctors would...

  2. ACE Meds
    ... easily. I have never experienced flushing from Niaspan that made me feel uncomfortable. Lenin takes the...

  3. Beta blocker fatigue-how to cope???
    ... like him saying, "Hey... Venutre can take 3000 mg Niaspan , so no reason you can't tollerate that medication...

  4. My Lipid Panel Results, Looking For Advice
    ... suggest taking a time release niacin supplement like niaspan first, if you take a statin drug & it messes with ... his wasnt that high in the first place besides niaspan i am also taking artichoke root extract, fish oil...

  5. Norvas and weight gain...
    ... about lasix and cholesterol, but i'll be taking the niaspan 500 mgs shortly....
    ... diseases from bp meds. She just gave me a script for niaspan . I haven't taken it yet....

  6. Has anyone dropped Diovan and done alright?
    ... i won't take it. She finally gave me a script for niaspan , but im afraid to take that also. Alot of these bp...
    ... 2003 & my cholesterol went up then too I am taking niaspan for cholesterol, 500 mg didnt do anything, he upped...

  7. Salt
    ... on any BP meds now, just prevacid for acid reflux & niaspan for cholesterol, which was never high before i started...

  8. This week's Time mag has article on hypertension
    ... with the "flushing" fer shore, lol. I was prescribed Niaspan , which is 2000mg's of timed released niacin way back...
    ... with the "flushing" fer shore, lol. I was prescribed Niaspan , which is 2000mg's of timed released niacin way back...

  9. Weight gain with Benicar
    ... he switched me to 20mg benicar & also started me on niaspan for my "high" cholesterol (its just a time released...

High Cholesterol board

  1. Lower triglycerides
    ... I am taking 2000mg a day of niaspan and 3 grams of fish oil before bed. Dunno what my...

  2. New numbers and lipitor
    ... if you have any side effects. I take 2000mg of Niaspan , and 10mg of lipitor and tolerate it well....

  3. What are you doing to boost HDL Levels?
    ... I take 10 mg Zocor and 1000mg Niaspan . Also drink one glass of red wine and take Krill fish ... went from LDL 75 Hdl 38 to LDL 68 Hdl 51 after adding Niaspan . Important: It takes several months to see the benefit ... of the Niaspan for some people including myself. I still get flushing ... but it doesn't really bother me. I had also taken Niaspan a few years ago but stopped after this weird horrible...

  4. Muscle Pains
    ... switching to red yeast rice and see what he/she says. Niaspan is another option, one that shouldn't really cause...
    ... like me and I am on only 20mg of pravachol and 1500mg Niaspan ( just started this after the bloodtest )....

  5. Cholesterol Measuring Questions
    ... sterols too (stanols don't absorb in the body). Niaspan is probably worth speaking to your doctor about, if...

  6. do i need medication for high triglycerides
    ... around 300 if I remember correctly. With Lipitor and Niaspan , and an even healthier diet (and some exercise; that...

  7. question about peanut butter
    ... with the test marker, so I have a prescription for Niaspan , I figured I would try it and see if the LP(a) came ... and I need to find a new doc to discuss taking the Niaspan and see if I need my liver tested if I decide to take...

  8. My numbers and how to lower trigs
    ... I am on 10mg pravachol and I also take 1000mg of Niaspan . I did a poor job of eating so I guess it could be...
    ... look ok and you can tolerate the flush you can up the Niaspan . At higher dosages Niaspan can lower the LDL and TGs...
    ... I am on 10mg pravachol and I also take 1000mg of Niaspan . I did a poor job of eating so I guess it could be...
    ... with discussing with your cardiologist upping your Niaspan if you can tolerate it and if your LFTs are okay....
    ... no end. I am doing 1000mg 2 times a day now of the Niaspan and 4 1000mg fish oil pills a day as well. Does it ... matter that I am splitting up the niaspan doses as I doubt I could take all that at once. And...
    ... m wrong, but I think it's best to take all of the Niaspan at once and before bed. I take 2g right before I go...

  9. How Horrible Is This???
    ... cholesterol also had my thyroid results. He put me on Niaspan to take with Wellchol for 6 weeks and I go back to ... tested, he will do the VAP test. Last night I took the Niaspan for the first time and I started itching like I was...
    ... Okay day 5 on Niaspan .. happy to report the tickle in the throat thing...

  10. Was on Niaspan & fish oil only, numbers are higher??????????
    ... is good), it'd also raise your total cholesterol. Niaspan primarily raises HDL. What doses of fish oil + Niaspan...
    ... Numbers in Sept of 07 before the Niaspan total 277 LDL 194 HDL 55 Trig 138 Numbers June ... 08 taking 1000 mg of Niaspan and 3000mg of fish oil w omega 3 Total 339 LDL...

  11. Niaspan Results
    ... willk48;3718139]I take 10mg of Zocor. Added 500mg Niaspan and after 4 wks HDL went down a little to 38 (from...
    ... willk48;3718139]I take 10mg of Zocor. Added 500mg Niaspan and after 4 wks HDL went down a little to 38 (from ... can take a while before one sees actual benefit from Niaspan . Can I assume the ldl are most likely of the small ... Small particle is the dangerous type, by the way. Niaspan alone may do the trick. If you have coronary artery...

  12. Lovaza
    ... also ask your doctor about trying red yeast rice. Niaspan is another option....

  13. I am so frustrated please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... Total 266 LDL 195 HDL 47 TRI 121 Been taking Niaspan & fish oil cant handle the statins also due to taking ... thoughts!!!! I dont know what to do. I am still taking Niaspan but apparently it isnt working either.:)...
    ... Niaspan didn't help me either. Then again, it's mostly for...

  14. Can Niacin raise your blood glucose?
    ... I take Niaspan and have noticed my fasting glucose levels have gone...
    ... I noticed exactly the same thing when I was on Niaspan . My glucose went up around 112 which was slightly ... switched to simvastatin. I was originally put on niaspan because I was afraid of statins. I have not had...
    ... I just tried Niaspan on top of my Crestor and Zetia to see if I could get ... felt horrible on this medication. I had to stop the Niaspan . I will have to find something else to raise my HDL...

  15. Brand new here and upset with my 'numbers'.
    ... than 30) As a result of this test I was placed on Niaspan for about 18 months. I went off it because it was ... My glucose dropped like a stone after stopping the niaspan so I am glad I went off it. My glucose was not ... just slightly out of range (112). After stopping the niaspan it dropped back down to 83 which is what is normal ... for me. Niaspan is great for raising HDL (mine was 92 at the last...
    ... an appt. with a cardiologist to see if she can take Niaspan to raise her HDL. Her GP told her Niaspan has two...
    ... Hello Jacal5, Niaspan increases the anti-coagulant action of coumadin making...
    ... getting them prior to taking the meds. I did take niaspan for 18 months and the flushing really drove me nuts...

  16. 3000 mg niaspan??
    ... Your doctor recommended 3 grams of Niaspan ? I think that is higher than the manufacturer's upper ... Another alternative is Slo-Niacin, which is cheaper than Niaspan . But don't do any of these without checking with...

  17. Niacin and blood pressure meds
    ... ve taken metoprolol with niacin, but I have taken Niaspan + cardevilol (Coreg). I assume your doctor said it...
    ... I've been taking metoprolol with niaspan for years. No problems whatsoever. Since they ... put the orange coating on the Niaspan a year or so ago, I've had no problems with flushing...

  18. My recent tests
    ... Triglycerides 146 This was while taking 500 mg Niaspan , which seemed to be doing nothing much besides giving ... minor heart palpitations. My numbers before trying Niaspan were basically the same, with an LDL around 110-120ish ... . So... this time I dropped the Niaspan , and instead tried 1200 mg red yeast rice and a decent...

  19. How bad are these numbers?
    ... triglycerides are so high. You could be pre-diabetic. Niaspan probably would be a good medication for you to try...

  20. Anyone heard of an HDL this low?
    ... after 3 months it was 26 but not much. so he put me on niaspan 500mg 2x a day and after three months on that it went ... that your husband will be fine w/ lifestyle change or niaspan . also red wine 2 8oz glasses a day will raise it ... back to the liver so it can be wasted and that what niaspan does. hope this help. have a blessed day...

  21. High Numbers For Years
    ... Then no matter what I did it didn't work. I was on niaspan for 18 months. Then I started to get a slightly high ... LDL went up again. It had been as low as 117 on the niaspan . then jumped up to 181 (HDL 71). I have been on...

  22. Advice on triglycerides and medicine
    ... from Zocor. The only thing that increased my HDL was Niaspan (the prescription version of time-release B vitamin...
    ... but it's better than having a cholesterol over 600. Niaspan might be the better choice though, as it will also...

  23. scared now that I know the numbers
    ... Plaque. I take 40mg of Pravachol and 750mg of Niaspan every day plus 2 baby aspirins and 50mg of Toprol...
    ... done even though I've been faithful with my Zocor, Niaspan and exercise. Everytime I forget about having plaque...
    ... important, to keep your HDL as high as possible (which Niaspan will help). 47 isn't bad; anything below 40 you want...

  24. The results are in............
    ... and wondered if I should ask him about a script for Niaspan ? Does Niaspan work better than IR niacin? Just a...
    ... Congrats!!! I don't know if Niaspan works better than IR, but I do know nothing worked ... on my HDL, including 500 mg Niaspan , until we got the dose up to 1000 mg....
    ... the 'doc' tomorrow: Forget Niacin and that includes Niaspan . Just stop taking it altogether with RYR. I'll recommend...
    ... the one that actually asked him about a script for Niaspan and he wrote me one. Don't think I'll fill it now...
    ... why I should forget about any more Niacin right now, Niaspan or otherwise?...
    ... why I should forget about any more Niacin right now, Niaspan or otherwise? Hiya Mayor, No problem. These are...
    ... again listen to conventional wisdom and not fill that Niaspan script. I will research the NKO and see if I can...

  25. New numbers I am at the end of my rope help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... to lower my then cholesterol of 277, I have taken Niaspan for months, fish oil for over a year, had my tests ... 150 to 120 that was ok, the doc put me on zetia and Niaspan for a while did not have any tests done than I changed ... chix, no carbs, exercise,, came off the zetia and niaspan for a couple of months, had my test done a few weeks...
    ... things can add to your increased numbers. Not sure how Niaspan compares to good 'ole IR (immediate release) niacin...
    ... on by taking medication for depression, I thought Niaspan was the wonder drug, I was taking slo niacin before ... switching to Niaspan , wondering if I should continue the Niaspan with the ... crestor or just take Niaspan without crestor, not too sure that genetics plays...
    ... high enough dose. How much do you currently use? Niaspan is effective at increasing HDL and it usually does...
    ... far as fish oil I take 3 1000 mg a day.I also have Niaspan and slo niacin so I am wondering if I should continue ... so which one and how much? I was taking 1000mg of Niaspan and same on the slow niacin. Thanks for the reply...

  26. EBCT scan of your heart....
    ... study. Bad thing is that in spite of taking statins, niaspan , eating right and working out 5 days a week, my calcium...
    ... study. Bad thing is that in spite of taking statins, niaspan , eating right and working out 5 days a week, my calcium ... stress test which was fine and was put on Zocor and Niaspan . I've been tempted to have another one done to see...
    ... by now its between 40-45 percent. I am now taking Niaspan and Pravachol and will start the Ornish diet tomorrow...
    ... study. Bad thing is that in spite of taking statins, niaspan , eating right and working out 5 days a week, my calcium ... great. How does that happen? Could the statins or niaspan have just calcified some of the pre-existing plaque...

  27. LP(a) over 100!
    ... high Lpa numbers. What form of niacin is he taking, Niaspan ? The best form to take, although many people can...

  28. need advice, please
    ... Niaspan is a possible option. Oat bran + fish oil might help...
    ... problems in some people. You can ask your doctor. Niaspan is a potential alternative, depending on what your...

  29. Got My New Results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!6/06/2008
    ... on vytorin for 9months now and but first started on niaspan worked for hdl but not ldl as much as it should thats ... why i am on vytorin also has me on niaspan 500mg with my vytorin .i wanted to ask what kind of...
    ... And Fibrates are even worse in this regard. If Niaspan worked for you, and you can tolerate the side effects ... , why not try a higher dose, say 1.5-2grams Niaspan , and if necessary, a low dose statin? And I believe...
    ... Come May Try Advicor Or Zocor But Just 20mg With Niaspan ...

  30. Red yeast info + questions (long post)
    ... It seems as if I'm going to have to stop taking Niaspan , as increasing the dosage started giving me heart ... palpitations, stomach aches and a bit of insomnia. Low dose Niaspan wasn't helping, so my doctor wants me to drop it....

  31. Disappointing results
    ... results in. Somehow, my HDL has gone down on 500mg Niaspan daily. HDL started off at a paltry 29. After around ... oil/vitamin D changes I made. As to reasons why Niaspan didn't help... still a bit clueless. One possibility ... Another possibility as to why my HDL went down is: the Niaspan didn't really help to begin with, and my temporary ... range would have occurred with or without being on Niaspan . My HDL range tends to be 28-34ish, so there is no ... guarantee that Niaspan originally rose my HDL at all. I speak with my ... we'll have to go over new options. Perhaps raising Niaspan to the 750mg-1000mg range would work. If not, I'm...
    ... I believe the upper limit for Niaspan is 2 grams. The people that take 3 grams are probably...

  32. Latest results bad after taking Niacin
    ... to LDL of 80, HDL of 75 and TG of 50 with niacin ( Niaspan 1000 per night) weight loss and endurance exercise...
    ... to LDL of 80, HDL of 75 and TG of 50 with niacin ( Niaspan 1000 per night) weight loss and endurance exercise...
    ... Isn't timed-release niacin bad for you? And what is niaspan , please...

  33. Niacin and warnings about doctor's supervision......
    ... or the EXTENDED release prescription form called NIASPAN . (You need a prescription) these two NIACIN forms...

  34. Lipitor..Crestor...and now this?
    ... I'd suggest asking your doctor about Niaspan + fish oil, and also get his vitamin D levels tested...

  35. Six months off Lipitor and LDL RISING>>HELP!
    ... November total 210, HDL 76, LDL 121..Off lipitor On Niaspan ...Now Total 297, LDL 194, HDL 76....Exercise almost ... for osteopenia...Suggested I try omega 3s with the Niaspan ...Suggestions please????????????????Thanks...
    ... Niaspan 500 mg...Diet is low fat low carb...light multigrain...

  36. Test Results - Need Advice
    ... based on the VAP test results, maybe try a lower dose Niaspan and see if it helps? Instead of 1 gram, try 500mg...
    ... $42! I didn't have enough money. I have been on Niaspan - I am going to call my doctor and ask if I can ... use the Niaspan until the simvastatin comes in on mailorder (mailorder...

  37. Lipitor!!
    ... taken (or you just don't want to take one), consider Niaspan , which most likely will have to be titrated up to ... periodically checked, same as if you take a statin. Niaspan may be less effective than a statin in reducing your...


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