How can I manage the side effects of Niaspan?

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There are few ways you can manage the flushing (warmth, redness, itching and/or tingling) side effects of Niaspan: 1) you may have an easier time getting used to the flushing symptoms of Niaspan if you slowly work up to the target dose -- however, you should work with your doctor to design this plan to work up the desired dose, 2) you can try taking Niaspan at night so the flushing symptoms do not affect your daytime activities, and 3) taking an aspirin 325 mg 1/2 hour before the Niaspan dose may help to reduce the side effects of flushing -- but please discuss this with your doctor first since some people should not take aspirin because of specific drug interactions or disease interactions.