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Niaspan Side Effects

Common Niaspan Side Effects

The most commonly reported Niaspan side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Flushing (6776)
Pruritus (2585)
Feeling Hot (1702)
Paraesthesia (1450)
Erythema (1224)
Skin Burning Sensation (947)
Blood Glucose Increased (657)
Dizziness (572)
Nausea (460)
Headache (451)
Burning Sensation (422)
Hot Flush (392)
Rash (377)
Diarrhoea (374)
Myalgia (331)
Hyperhidrosis (314)
Fatigue (270)
Insomnia (265)
Dyspnoea (249)
Pain In Extremity (236)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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).
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 found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Blood Pressure Increased, Dyspnoea, Vision Blurred, Dizziness, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Rate Increased
on Mar 06, 2014 Female from US , 77 years of age, weighting 137.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: blood pressure increased, dyspnoea, vision blurred, dizziness, myocardial infarction, heart rate increased. Niaspan dosage: By Mouth.
Associated medications used:
  • Carvedilol
  • Pravastatin
  • Crean
  • Lasartan
  • Ferrous Sulfate Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Super Calcium
Patient was hospitalized.

Foreign Body, Pharyngeal Haemorrhage
Patient was taking Niaspan. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: foreign body, pharyngeal haemorrhage on Feb 18, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 66 years of age, weighting 250.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan dosage: N/A.

Restlessness, Hot Flush, Myopathy, Skin Burning Sensation, Flushing
Adverse event was reported on Feb 14, 2014 by a Male taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: DE , weighting 242.5 lb, After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: restlessness, hot flush, myopathy, skin burning sensation, flushing.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ezetrol
  • Ezetrol
  • Ezetrol
  • Simvastatine
  • Sortis
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypoglycaemia, Deafness, Tympanic Membrane Perforation, Benign Middle Ear Neoplasm, Loss Of Consciousness, Ear Pain, Ear Infection, Flushing, Osteoarthritis
on Jan 31, 2014 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 68 years of age, weighting 130.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: hypoglycaemia, deafness, tympanic membrane perforation, benign middle ear neoplasm, loss of consciousness, ear pain, ear infection, flushing, osteoarthritis. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.


Pruritus, Eye Pruritus, Insomnia, Vision Blurred
on Jan 06, 2014 Female from US , 76 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan Er. Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: pruritus, eye pruritus, insomnia, vision blurred. Niaspan Er dosage: 1 Pill Daily By Mouth.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Dexilant
  • Metoprolol
  • Premarin
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Calcium
  • Vit E


Loss Of Consciousness, Dizziness, Vomiting, Hypotension, Flushing, Abdominal Pain Upper, Anger
Patient was taking Niaspan. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: loss of consciousness, dizziness, vomiting, hypotension, flushing, abdominal pain upper, anger on Jan 03, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 278.2 lb, . Niaspan dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Niacin
  • Lisinopril
  • Temazepam
  • Tramadol
  • Trazodone
  • Clorazepam
Patient was hospitalized.

Brain Stem Stroke, Intracranial Aneurysm, Circulatory Collapse, Hot Flush, Brain Stem Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Jan 02, 2014 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.

Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion, Flushing, Blood Glucose Increased, Angina Pectoris, Dyspnoea Exertional, Orthopnoea, Extrasystoles
on Dec 18, 2013 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 250.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: coronary arterial stent insertion, flushing, blood glucose increased, angina pectoris, dyspnoea exertional, orthopnoea, extrasystoles. Niaspan (coated) dosage: 500 Mg 1 At Bedtime.

Diabetes Mellitus
on Dec 10, 2013 Male from US , weighting 193.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: diabetes mellitus. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fenofibrate
  • Lovaza
  • Multivitamin
  • Coq10


Fall, Hip Fracture, Hypotension, Hypersensitivity, Thrombocytopenia, Haemorrhagic Anaemia, Post Procedural Haemorrhage
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: fall, hip fracture, hypotension, hypersensitivity, thrombocytopenia, haemorrhagic anaemia, post procedural haemorrhage on Nov 27, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: 2000mg Qhs. Patient was hospitalized.

Headache
Adverse event was reported on Nov 14, 2013 by a Female taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: CA , 58 years of age, weighting 136.7 lb, Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: headache.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Duotrav (0.5/0.004% 1 Gtt In Eyes, At Bedtime)
  • Dicetel
  • Quinapril Hcl (Everyday)
  • Synthroid (Everyday)
  • Estrogens Conjugated (Lu:398 Everyday)
  • Paxil (Everyday)
  • Losec
  • Endocet (5-325 Mg 4 Everyday 120/month)


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Defibrillator Insertion, Myalgia
on Oct 29, 2013 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 58 years of age, weighting 226.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, implantable defibrillator insertion, myalgia. Niaspan (coated) dosage: 2000 Mg At Bedtime.

Chest Discomfort, Headache, Pain, Skin Burning Sensation, Flushing
on Oct 22, 2013 Female from US , 71 years of age, was treated with Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: chest discomfort, headache, pain, skin burning sensation, flushing. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Ntg (As Needed)
Patient was hospitalized.

Fluid Retention, Weight Increased, Urine Output Decreased, Pulmonary Oedema, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Lung Disorder
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: fluid retention, weight increased, urine output decreased, pulmonary oedema, cardiac failure congestive, lung disorder on Oct 16, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 66 years of age, . Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Actos
  • Furosemide
  • Furosemide
  • Metformin Hydrochloride
  • Plavix
  • Glipizide
  • Nexium
  • Diltiazem
Patient was hospitalized.

Flushing, Pain, Facial Pain, Pain Of Skin
Adverse event was reported on Sep 30, 2013 by a Male taking Niaspan Er (Dosage: 1 Tab @ Bedtime) . Location: US , 54 years of age, After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: flushing, pain, facial pain, pain of skin.

Maculopathy, Macular Cyst
on Oct 02, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 67 years of age, was treated with Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: maculopathy, macular cyst. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.

Lower Limb Fracture, Kidney Infection, Flushing, Fall
on Sep 23, 2013 Male from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 198.2 lb, was treated with Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: lower limb fracture, kidney infection, flushing, fall. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lotensin
  • Simvastatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Coronary Artery Occlusion, Malaise, Flushing
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: coronary artery occlusion, malaise, flushing on Sep 18, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Male , 58 years of age, weighting 200.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Asa
  • Plavix
  • Hyzaar
  • Metoprolol
  • Simvastatin
  • Lantus
  • Apidera
  • Humulin N
Patient was hospitalized.

Fall, Blood Glucose Decreased, Loss Of Consciousness, Head Injury, Compression Fracture, Respiratory Disorder, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Flushing, Ammonia Increased
Adverse event was reported on Sep 18, 2013 by a Female taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 75 years of age, weighting 180.2 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: fall, blood glucose decreased, loss of consciousness, head injury, compression fracture, respiratory disorder, oxygen saturation decreased, flushing, ammonia increased. Patient was hospitalized.

Polyp, Increased Tendency To Bruise
on Sep 27, 2013 Male from US , 72 years of age, weighting 226.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: polyp, increased tendency to bruise. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Asa
  • Trilipix
  • Jalyn
  • Furosemide
  • Atorvastatin
  • Enalapril
  • Metoprolol
  • Viramune


Urticaria, Rash, Dyspnoea
on Sep 16, 2013 Female from US , 59 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan Er Tabs. After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: urticaria, rash, dyspnoea. Niaspan Er Tabs dosage: 1 Tablet Once Daily Taken By Mouth.

Actinic Keratosis, Headache, Eye Pain, Fatigue, Arthralgia, Impaired Healing
Patient was taking Niaspan (coated). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Niaspan side effects: actinic keratosis, headache, eye pain, fatigue, arthralgia, impaired healing on Sep 17, 2013 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, weighting 149.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.

Lower Limb Fracture, Kidney Infection, Flushing
Adverse event was reported on Sep 09, 2013 by a Male taking Niaspan (coated) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 200.2 lb, Patient felt the following Niaspan side effects: lower limb fracture, kidney infection, flushing.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lotensin
  • Simvastatin
Patient was hospitalized.

Coronary Artery Occlusion, Chest Pain, Dyspnoea, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Abnormal, Hyperhidrosis, Flushing, Hot Flush, Alopecia
on Sep 06, 2013 Female from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , weighting 225.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Niaspan (coated). After Niaspan was administered, patient encountered several Niaspan side effects: coronary artery occlusion, chest pain, dyspnoea, blood thyroid stimulating hormone abnormal, hyperhidrosis, flushing, hot flush, alopecia. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Coronary Artery Bypass, Flushing
on Sep 04, 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: coronary artery bypass, flushing. Niaspan (coated) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Asa
  • Plavix
  • Hyzaar
  • Metoprolol
  • Simvastatin
  • Lantus
  • Apidera
  • Humulin N


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