Niaspan Drug

Important Information about Niaspan


  • Niaspan generic name is niacin
  • Niaspan is used to avoid the bad cholesterol levels in the body which reduces the risk of second heart attack
  • It must be stored at room temperature and keep away from moisture and heat
  • Better do not use this drug if you are allergic to niacin
  • Inform your doctor in advance if you have any liver or kidney disease, diabetes, gout or any muscle disorders

Side Effects of Niaspan are:

  • Feeling light-headed, fainting
  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heart beats
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Swelling
  • Jaundice
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine
  • If you are diabetic, tell your doctor about any changes in your blood sugar levels

Less serious side effects of Niaspan include:

  • Mild dizziness
  • Warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin
  • Itching, dry skin
  • Sweating or chills
  • Nausea, diarrhea, belching, gas
  • Muscle pain, leg cramps
  • Sleep problems