If you are experiencing flushing or stomach upset from NIASPAN, consider these four simple tips that may help you:
|Take aspirin (up to the recommended dose of 325 mg) 30 minutes before you take NIASPAN to help reduce the frequency of flushing. (Ask your doctor before taking any aspirin.)|
|Take NIASPAN at bedtime so flushing will most likely occur during sleep. If awakened by flushing, get up slowly, especially if feeling dizzy or faint, or taking blood pressure medications.|
|Take NIASPAN with a low-fat snack to help lessen upset stomach.|
|Avoid alcohol, hot beverages (including coffee), and spicy foods near the time you take your NIASPAN to help reduce your chance of flushing.|
Although flushing does not affect everyone in the same way, there are some things you should keep in mind:
Talk to your doctor about how the symptoms of flushing differ from those of a heart attack.
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* Eligible patients will pay the first $5 and receive up to a maximum savings of $70 for NIASPAN per 30-day supply. Eligibility: In Massachusetts, co-pay assistance is not available for products with certain generic equivalents (for example, any product with an AB-rated generic equivalent). Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for NIASPAN. Co-pay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare (including Part D), Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law. If at any time a patient begins receiving prescription drug coverage under any such federal, state or government-funded healthcare program, patient will no longer be able to use the NIASPAN, savings card and patient must call NIASPAN customer service to stop participation. Patients may not seek reimbursement for value received from the NIASPAN savings card from any third-party payers. Offer subject to change or discontinuance without notice. Restrictions, including monthly maximums, may apply. This is not health insurance.
Please see the full Prescribing Information for NIASPAN and discuss it with your healthcare provider.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release) tablets are a prescription medication used along with diet when a low-cholesterol diet and exercise alone are not enough.
Taking NIASPAN with another cholesterol-lowering medicine (simvastatin) does not reduce heart attacks or strokes more than taking simvastatin alone.