Niacin Er

( Generic Slo-Niacin Endur-Acin )

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Niacin Er

Drug Info for niacin er

Niacin is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in your blood and to increase the amount of high density lipoprotein (HDL; ''good cholesterol''). Niacin can be used in a number of situations including the following: alone or in combination with other medications, such as HMG-CoA inhibitors (statins) or bile acid-binding resins; to decrease the risk of another heart attack in patients with high cholesterol who have had a heart attack; to prevent worsening of atherosclerosis (buildup of cholesterol and fats along the walls of the blood vessels) in patients with high cholesterol and coronary artery disease; to reduce the amount of triglycerides (other fatty substances) in the blood in patients with very high triglycerides who are at risk of pancreatic disease (conditions affecting the pancreas, a gland that produces fluid to break down food and hormones to control blood sugar). Niacin is also used to prevent and treat pellagra (niacin deficiency), a disease caused by inadequate diet and other medical problems. Niacin is a B-complex vitamin. At therapeutic doses, niacin is a cholesterol-lowering medication. Results of a clinical study in people with heart disease and well-controlled cholesterol levels that compared people who took niacin and simvastatin with people who took simvastatin alone and found similar results for the two groups in the rate of heart attacks or strokes. Taking niacin along with simvastatin or lovastatin also has not been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease or death compared with the use of niacin, simvastatin, or lovastatin alone. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about the risks and benefits of treating increased amounts of cholesterol in your blood with niacin and other medications.

  • Nature's Blend Niacin
  • Niacor
  • Niaspan
  • NiaVasc
  • NiaVasc 750
  • PharmAssure Niacin
  • Slo-Niacin
  • Rite Aid Niacin 500
  • Capsule
  • Long Acting Capsule
  • Liquid
  • Tablet
  • Long Acting Tablet

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Take this medicine at bedtime with a low-fat snack. This will help decrease stomach upset.

Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.

Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

Extended-release tablet or capsule: Swallow whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.

You may take aspirin at least 30 minutes before you take the extended-release tablet to help reduce flushing. Talk with your doctor about this if you have questions.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to niacin.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

If you need to stop taking extended-release niacin, even for a short time, talk to your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need to start back on a lower dose.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

This medicine may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you. Stand or sit up slowly.

It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Do not breastfeed during treatment with this medicine.

Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, gout, heart disease, angina, low blood pressure, thyroid problems, bleeding problems, or stomach ulcers.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Liver problemsRhabdomyolysis (serious muscle problem when used with statin medicine)High blood sugar levels

Some foods and medicines can affect how niacin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:AspirinBlood pressure medicineBlood thinner (including warfarin)Statin medicine (including lovastatin, simvastatin)Vitamins or other supplements that contain niacin

If you are also using cholestyramine, colesevelam, or colestipol, take niacin at least 4 to 6 hours after you take these medicines.

Avoid hot drinks, alcohol, and spicy foods around the time that you take niacin. This will decrease flushing.

If you need to stop taking extended-release niacin, even for a short time, talk to your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need to start back on a lower dose.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes
  • Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest
  • Mild nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
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