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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)
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)
... then, so overflushing and skin rashes is another concern. ... (27 replies)

Niaspan and Gout?
Mar 15, 2008
... can help with uric acid problems. You could try an extract if the sugar content is a problem for you. ... (3 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)
... 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)
... s 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)
... 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)
... 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)
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)
... 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)
... Seeing hubby and I have problems with statins, his cardiologist suggested maybe putting him on Niaspan if his results were lousy this time. I have read that Niaspan can increase your sugar level, is this true, as he is a type 2 diabetic. ... (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)
... Eliminate this, and your HDL will go down, thus putting you at higher risk. ... (11 replies)
... But at doses of 3000 mg, it is a medication... you need the advice of a Doctor and liver tests to make sure all is well. With any high dose of anything, there is the potential to hurt your liver. ... (15 replies)
... C. And I know this will not be true for everyone. Candy and sugar seems to have the same effect on me. ... (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)
... My Doc said she wanted me to try fish oil eery day before I go on meds again. We're going to check it again in 6 months, but until then, I'm to try diet and exercise. I'm not overweight though. ... (6 replies)
... First off... cut out the sweets and sugar laidened foods. Next, cut back on booze... ... (6 replies)

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