Nicotinic Acid and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Nicotinic Acid (niacin).
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.
Minor Drug Interaction
Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.
Nicotinic Acid drug interactions
There are 102 drug interactions with Nicotinic Acid (niacin).
Nicotinic Acid disease interactions
There are 6 disease interactions with Nicotinic Acid (niacin) which include:
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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