Drug Interactions

A number of medications may potentially interact with Niaspan (see Niaspan Drug Interactions for more information).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Niaspan?

Prior to taking this drug, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
  • Low blood counts, low platelet counts, or bleeding problems
  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease or gallstones
  • Gout
  • Heart disease or history of heart attack
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Low blood pressure or are taking medication to lower your blood pressure
  • Stomach or intestinal ulcers
  • An allergy to Niaspan, any other medications, foods, dyes (tartrazine), or preservatives.
It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant (see Niaspan and Pregnancy)
  • Breastfeeding
  • A frequent user of alcoholic beverages.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some vitamins and nutritional supplements may contain niacin or related substances that can increase the side effects of Niaspan.
(Click Niaspan Precautions and Warnings for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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