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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Niaspan Extended-Release Oral.

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Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
7/27/2013 6:06:31 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
11/16/2012 12:36:31 PM

Reviewer: gerdeselwood, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My doctor recently upped my doseage to 2000 mg a day. Has anyone else had trouble of being tired all the time and can't seem to get enough sleep?

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
11/9/2012 10:36:21 AM

Reviewer: zelda, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My Trig were over 600, cholesterol over 425. With Lescol they were reduces to TG 400 and Chol 350. With NIASPAN I now enjoy a chol of 180 and a TRIG of 80. The flushing is the worst problem I have and I agree with another patient that this is severe flushing, itching, burning. It lasts about 1 hour. I WILL try applesauce before I take the pill. I have had trouble taking antibiotic with the Ni ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
7/26/2012 5:06:28 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Worked well for me , did what said it would do. 1000 MG from the start. No flushing but twisted feeling at times. Took only at night before bed, with other meds for choloesterol. Different country now, My Doc here says experimental drug, very expensive and the hospitals don't stock it. We will watch the ldl and trigliceride numbers, I will take Vitamin B3 if I can find it, reorder it if need t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
6/6/2012 2:34:36 PM

Reviewer: sofedup1, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on Niaspan for a few years now. I am wondering if 1.anyone has found that injuries are more easily obtained and last longer. 2. after years of being on the med, do you aquire different side effects such as a spontaneous burning in the sides of heels just under ankles, nausea sometimes with vomiting, upset stomach, pain in the bottom of feet...i think it is a helpful med as far as the n ... Show Full Comment

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