Cholesterol Home > Niacin Drug Interactions

If alcoholic beverages or certain medications are combined with niacin, drug interactions could occur. Some interactions may increase your risk of side effects (such as flushing), while others can cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. Medications that may lead to potentially negative niacin interactions include beta blockers, bile acid sequestrants, nitrates, and diabetes medicines.

An Overview of Niacin Interactions

Niacin (brand names include Niacor®, Niaspan®, Slo-Niacin®, and several others) can potentially interact with a number of other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to niacin drug interactions include:
 
  • Alcohol
  • Alpha blockers, including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Nitrates, such as:

 

  
  • Statin medications, such as:

 

  
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics

Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.