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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
1/17/2008 4:16:36 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I take this drug in the morning. I take other drugs like statins before bedtime that I don't mix with the niaspan. The flushing is an issue but my big gripe is being lightheaded to dizzy sometime after taking the drug. I'll have to try some other time as I can't handle the dizziness.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
1/16/2008 8:03:52 PM

Reviewer: clam, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm perscribed 1500 mg daily for lack of vitamin B3 and high blood lipids, and I have been on the medication for 3 months. Only have flushing problems if I take it prior to eating. No other side effects.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
12/31/2007 12:14:32 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Being perimenapausal, I thought I could handle flushing. This was more like boiling from the inside out! One dose and out for me, and I have been itching like crazy for 3 days since. I think my Doctor was punishing me and I swear, I will exercise and eat right from now on!!!!

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
12/18/2007 1:51:00 PM

Reviewer: campgal31, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
minor flushing, chills, weakness in knees, rapid heart rate. But overall side effects are mild. Am going to continue check with Dr.

Condition: Combined High Blood Cholesterol and Triglyceride Level
12/16/2007 1:08:48 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Cannot tolerate even a small dose. severe flushing and itching. Not worth it.

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