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... I am taking Niaspan and I am a brittle type1 diabetic. My blood sugar levels have been extremely high. even up to above 600. Is the niaspan causing these elevated sugar levels? ... (0 replies)
... Your suspicion is probably correct as there are many reports stating Niaspan can affect blood sugar levels. Report your blood sugar levels to you physician so he can futher advise you. ... (5 replies)
... later this week. I am eager to see my results as I have been on 2,000mg immediate release daily for the past six months. I am going to ask my Doctor to check my blood sugar as well. I have never had any issues with blood sugar in the past but am concerned as I know that Niacin can increase blood sugar levels. ... (5 replies)

... This concerned me a great deal because now my doctor was ordering tests to check me for diabetes. I stopped the Niaspan on my own and my glucose dropped down to 75. ... (5 replies)
... Niaspan only increases blood at doses above 2000 mg a day. And this is an issue that really should only be of concern to diabetics. ... (5 replies)
... my husband has been on niaspan for 3 weeks and since on this his blood sugar has gone up a little bit. Not over 131. He is type 2 diabetes. the doseage is 500 mg. ... (1 replies)
... My doctor increased my niaspan doseage to 2000 mg. ... (5 replies)
... My husband is also a diabetic (type 2) and yes it did affect his sugar. (1 replies)
... Can slightly increase blood sugar levels. Bothers women more than men at doses higher than 2grams. ... (17 replies)
... after a long period of use. I took Niaspan for almost two years with a gradually increasing dose. The side effects were tolerable until I reached the 2000 mg dose. ... (1 replies)
Need some advice
Jun 4, 2007
... You should start out on 500 mg for a month... and then increase it to 1000 mg if you are not having much flushing anymore... and repeat this process until you are at 2000 mg. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks for your comments about possible problems with fillers. Of course, niacin has some proven tendency to elevate blood sugar and some proven risk for elevating liver enzymes, so I am relieved to be stopping it. ... (1 replies)
... many say anything over 2,000mg can raise your Blood sugar. ... (27 replies)
... Well I did about an hour of searching on this subject, and just about all come up with this same info. Guess I will definitely have to chat with hubby's dr. Always something! ... (5 replies)
... Niaspan can cause problems if your liver is weak. Before you start taking this medication, your doctor may order a blood test to check your liver. Blood tests will probably be repeated 6 and 12 weeks after you start taking Niaspan and periodically after that. ... (29 replies)
... alone or in combination with a statin, significantly improved lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes and had minimal impact on blood sugar control. ... (22 replies)
... dose is increased, and becomes less frequent over time. In most patients, flushing is mild to moderate. Some people may experience more severe and intense flushing. ... (13 replies)
... My Doctor today upped my Niacin dosage to 1,500mg taken once at bed time immediate release crystalline Niacin. I wanted to ask you as I know you have been in Niaspan 3,000mg time released for some time. Have you ever had any blood sugar issues? ... (14 replies)
Aug 17, 2003
... Don't confuse taking plain niacin or slow release niacin with Niaspan. Niaspan is the only FDA approved form of niacin for cholesterol treatment. Large doses of regular niacin can have serious side effects. ... (10 replies)
... There is no correlation between type 2 diabetes and Niacin. Someone that has their blood sugar in the normal range may have their blood sugar go up a few points". ... (17 replies)

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