Niacin

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  • TRADE NAMES: Advicor (Kos); Apo-Nicotinamide; Nia-Bid; Niac; Niacels; Niacor (Upsher-Smith); Niaspan (Merck); Nicobid; Nicobion; Nicotinex; Nicovital; Pepeom Amide; Simcor (AbbVie); Slo-Niacin (Upsher-Smith)
  • INDICATIONS: Hyperlipidemia
  • SYNONYM: nicotinic acid; vitamin B3
  • CLASS: Vitamin
  • HALF-LIFE: 45 minutes
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Antihypertensives, Atorvastatin, Bile acid sequestrants, Insulin Aspart, Insulin Degludec, Insulin Detemir, Insulin Glargine, Insulin Glulisine, Pitavastatin, Rosuvastatin, Selenium

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: C
Where niacin is co-administered with a statin, refer to the pregnancy category for the statin

Contra-indicated in patients with active liver or peptic ulcer disease, or arterial bleeding.

Simcor is niacin and simvastatin.

Our database has 49 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
HEMATOLOGIC
OCULAR
LOCAL
OTHER


Page last updated 03/15/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric