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Niacin (By mouth)

Niacin (NYE-a-sin)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels and niacin deficiency. Also reduces heart attack risk and slows narrowing of the arteries.

Brand Name(s):

GNC Niacin 250, GNC Niacinamide 100, Nature's Blend Niacin, Niacor, Niaspan, PharmAssure Niacin, Rite Aid Niacin, Rite Aid Niacin 500, Slo-Niacin

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

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

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Liquid, Tablet, Long Acting Tablet

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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