Dosing Information

The dose of Niaspan your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking.
As with any drug, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Niaspan Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Niaspan

As with any medicine, side effects can occur with Niaspan. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Most people do not need to stop taking the medicine due to side effects.
The most common side effects include:
  • Flushing of the face and neck
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Generalized pain
  • Runny nose
  • Rash and itching.
Other side effects (occurring in less than 5 percent of people) include but are not limited to:
Keep in mind that if you are taking both Niaspan and a statin, and you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you have a fever or feel ill, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. This could be a sign of a serious, life-threatening muscle problem.
(Click Niaspan Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
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