Niaspan Drug Interactions

Aspirin
If you are taking both aspirin and Niaspan, your body may metabolize the drugs differently than intended. Aspirin can cause Niaspan to stay in your body longer than normal. In addition, both medicines can be damaging to the liver.
 
However, the use of aspirin with Niaspan can also be beneficial because it helps reduce the flushing that is associated with Niaspan. Your healthcare provider may recommend that, instead of aspirin, you take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen to help control this side effect.
 
Medicines Used to Treat High Blood Pressure, Chest Pain, or Heart Failure
Use extreme caution when taking Niaspan in combination with medications used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain, or heart failure. Using Niaspan along with these drugs can cause your blood pressure to drop so low that your feel dizzy and lightheaded when you stand. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your condition more closely.
 
Medicines Used to Treat Diabetes
Niaspan can interfere with glucose metabolism in the body, making it harder for your diabetes medication to control your blood sugars. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your diabetes more closely while you are taking Niaspan, and make any necessary dosing adjustments.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not every potential drug interaction with Niaspan was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the interactions that may apply to you.
 
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