7 Jul 2010
No you must not take this med if you have gout.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Niaspan?
Prior to taking this drug, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
Low blood counts, low platelet counts, or bleeding problems
Gallbladder disease or gallstones
Heart disease or history of heart attack
Kidney disease or kidney failure
Liver disease or liver failure
Low blood pressure or are taking medication to lower your blood pressure
Stomach or intestinal ulcers
An allergy to Niaspan, any other medications, foods, dyes (tartrazine), or preservatives.
I suggest you talk to your Doctor and find an alternative drug... from a caring individual
7 Jul 2010
I would say NO
Important Safety Information and Uses You Should Know About
NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release tablets)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Tell your health care provider if you have kidney problems, or a history of gout. NIASPAN may cause an increase in uric acid levels
- Niaspan Information for Consumers
- Niaspan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Niaspan (detailed)
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I have been on niaspan for years and it has worked well but have learned that the cost of slo niacin is much less. Should I consider this? I am a ...
1 answer • 26 Sep 2010
I had a slight case of gout 2 years ago but no reoccurance. Could the Niaspan cause this?
1 answer • 2 Nov 2010
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 ...
1 answer • 26 Jul 2011
Can a person have gout and not know it ,my husband was told by his dr. that he has gout, he went to?
... dr for a physical
1 answer • 31 Aug 2011