I have been on niaspan for 9 months and was on simivistaton for about a month of that. I was on 80mg of simivistaton and 2000mg of niaspan, now just 1000mg of niaspan, i have been complaining of pain in chest tightness and tender to the touch all right in the sternium area. I have had 2 angeograms since the heart attack 9months ago and everything looks good. I also had palpations every since going on these meds, plus my C K blood tests were in the 400 range. Thanks for any advice you can give me , anthony 42
23 Feb 2011
Hi studies show that there is the presence of myopathy in patients taking niaspan, but it is a very low risk, less than 1% of people suffer from it. About 80% of the people tested were male so you would be more susceptible. The risk increases if you take simvastatin, but as you took the 2 drugs simultaneously for only a short period, the risk again would be low.
The side effects you are experiencing should be reported to your doctor as these could be a warning of something else going on. I hope you feel better soon!
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