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Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Also reduces heart attack risk and narrowing of the arteries in people who have heart disease. This medicine is a vitamin (B3).

Brand Names

Rite Aid Niacin
PharmAssure Niacin
Family Pharmacy Niacin

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to niacin, or if you have severe liver disease, a bleeding disorder, or ulcers.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine at room temperature in a closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper stomach
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
Unusual tiredness, fever, nausea
Yellow skin or eyes, dark-colored urine or pale stools

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild nausea, vomiting

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.