Niaspan 500 mg Tablets

Niaspan® (niacin extended-release) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of high triglycerides and high cholesterol.
It comes in tablet form and is available in three different strengths, including:
  • Niaspan 500 mg tablets
  • Niaspan 750 mg tablets
  • Niaspan 1000 mg tablets.
The recommended starting dosage is Niaspan 500 mg once every night at bedtime. After you have been taking this dose for four weeks, your healthcare provider may have you increase your dosage to Niaspan 1000 mg.
To decrease the chances of Niaspan side effects (such as nausea, heartburn, or diarrhea), dosing should be increased gradually. Your dose should not be increased by more than 1 Niaspan 500 mg tablet every four weeks.
The normal maintenance dose is Niaspan 1000 to 2000 mg every night at bedtime. Doses above 2000 mg daily are not recommended.
(Click Niaspan Dosage for more details on Niaspan, for important dosing tips and precautions, and for information on how often your healthcare provider may increase your dosage.)
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