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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Starting Treatment?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the medicine if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Niacin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known what precisely to expect from a niacin overdose. Of course, any of the usual niacin side effects may occur, perhaps more severely. There is one report of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) due to a massive niacin dose.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Niacin Overdose for more information.)
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