Generic Name - Niacin (Nicotinic Acid)
Category - Antihyperlipidemic
Generic for Niaspan* is indicated with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood.Generic Niacin is also used to prevent and treat pellagra (niacin deficiency), a disease caused by inadequate diet and other medical problems. Generic for Niaspan* is a B-complex vitamin.
Generic for Niaspan* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Niaspan* is contraindicated in patients, with a prior history of hypersensitivity to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drug or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Niaspan* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Severe low blood pressure
A history of jaundice
Muscle pain or disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Niaspan*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines for diabetes
Medicines for high blood pressure, chest pain, or heart disease
Other medicines to lower cholesterol or triglycerides
Generic for Niaspan* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericNiaspan*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Niaspan* for hypertension is 100 milligrams a day taken in 1 or 2 doses, whether taken alone or with a diuretic. The initial dosage of Niaspan* ranges from 50 to 100 milligrams once a day. The doctor may gradually increase the dosage up to 400 milligrams a day.
Generic for Niaspan* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Niaspan* side Effects include anxiety, cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness or fainting spells, increase in the amount of urine passed, increased thirst, irregular heartbeat and skin rash.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Niaspan*.
Generic for Niaspan* and Pregnancy
Do not take Niaspan* if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. The effects of Generic for Niaspan* in pregnant women have not been adequately studied.
Generic for Niaspan* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Niaspan* passes into breast milk and may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies. Do not take Niaspan* without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Niaspan* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Niaspan* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Niaspan* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Niaspan* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Niaspan* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.