Niaspan (niacin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Niaspan (niacin) which include:
niacin ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)
Moderate Drug Interaction
Ask your doctor before using niacin together with ethanol. You should avoid drinking alcohol, it can increase some of the side effects of niacin. This can cause nausea, dizziness, itching, vomiting, upset stomach, and flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin). Furthermore, consumption of large amounts of alcohol is associated with elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
niacin ↔ Nicotine
Minor Drug Interaction
Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.
For clinical details see professional interaction data.
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Niaspan (niacin) drug Interactions
There are 165 drug interactions with Niaspan (niacin)
Niaspan (niacin) disease Interactions
There are 6 disease interactions with Niaspan (niacin) which include:
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.