Niaspan and Weight Gain

Weight gain is not a known Niaspan side effect. However, if you are taking Niaspan and weight gain does become a problem, you can help combat it with diet and exercise. Also, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about other suggestions for dealing with weight gain.

Niaspan and Weight Gain: An Overview

While weight gain can be a side effect of some other cholesterol medications, it is not a known side effect of Niaspan® (niacin extended-release).
If you are noticing a weight gain with Niaspan, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include:
o Lots of in fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk
o Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
o Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and
   added sugars.
  • Getting regular exercise for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
  • Limiting your intake of alcohol.
(Click BMI Calculator to see if your weight is within a healthy range.)
Also, if you are noticing a weight gain with Niaspan, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you other suggestions for dealing with any weight gain.
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