5 Oct 2009
No, it shouldn't/won't dilute other drugs in your system.
Niaspan works by reducing LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides and increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol. Niaspan contains niacin, also called nicotinic acid, a B vitamin (vitamin B3). It occurs naturally in plants and animals and is present in many multiple vitamin supplements.
Niaspan lowers cholesterol levels, reducing the risk for a second heart attack, slows or treats hardening of the arteries, and lowers very high serum triglyceride levels. It is used in combination with diet.
- Niaspan Information for Consumers
- Niaspan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Niaspan (detailed)
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Like swelling of the face/throat/tongue or trouble breathing
1 answer • 6 Sep 2009
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 ...
1 answer • 26 Sep 2010
my insurance does not cover niaspan. is ther something else i could take that is just as effective as niaspan?
2 answers • 31 Mar 2011
... flushed in a few hours and my face/checks swelled. Never had that happen before, what should I do?
3 answers • 5 Jan 2012
My mom and I were put on the Niaspan together, as we both are highly allergic to all the statins. But she can't afford the Niaspan, so I split ...
3 answers • 6 Feb 2012