Nicotinic Acid Oral Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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  • indigestion
  • itching
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dry eye
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • worsening of a peptic ulcer
  • itching
  • dry skin
  • muscle pain
  • fainting
  • dizziness
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • high blood sugar
  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • atrial fibrillation
  • vocal cord swelling
  • a spasm of the larynx
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • hives
  • visible water retention
  • trouble breathing
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • macular edema
  • vesicular rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a decrease in the blood clotting protein prothrombin
  • decreased blood platelets
  • a migraine headache
  • blurred vision
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • low blood pressure
  • skin discoloration
  • muscle weakness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • excessive sweating
  • chills
  • a skin rash
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • gas
  • burping
  • nervousness
  • generalized weakness
  • a stinging sensation on the skin
  • fast heartbeat
  • acquired acanthosis nigricans
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