No, their use together is not contraindicated but they are best avoided because of the risk of developing myopathy and rhabdomyolysis (a potentially fatal muscular disease). The benefits of taking a statin together with niacin would need to outweigh the risks.
Your doctor will be able to help you make a decision.
- Niacin Information for Consumers
- Niacin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Niacin (detailed)
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