This medication is an antihyperlipidemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidemia. Niacin is a B-complex vitamin.
Contraindicated in patients with ulcer, severe liver disease, arterial bleeding, and hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO-The daily dosage is 500 mg in any 4week period. The recommended maintenance dose is 1000 to 2000mg.
It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of chest pain, sugar, increased eye pressure, gout, recent heart attack, kidney or liver problems, low blood pressure, low blood minerals, muscle problems, peptic ulcers, thyroid deficiency, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may affect blood counts, avoid bruising or injury.
Most Common :
Flushing, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased cough and itching.
Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and increased cough.
Skin : Rash.
Heart : Flushing.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature 20° to 25°C.
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