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 little nervious about changing at this point since the niaspan was doing what it was prescribed to do but if the slo niacin will do as well as niaspan then I can save quite a bit of money.
21 Oct 2010
Both products are controlled-release brands of niacin.
Check with your doctor first before changing brands.
You may experience adverse effects such as flushing, itching, tingling, headache, and a sensation of warmth, especially of the face and upper body, which may last for several hours after dosing. These symptoms, if they occur, usually go away after several weeks of consistent use.
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