Niacin (Vitamin B3) Oral tablet, extended release 500mg Information - Conditions, Pregnancy, ingredients
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Niacin (Vitamin B3): Oral tablet, extended release (500mg)

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Niacin 500mg TR Tab
Rugby Laboratories a Division of The Harvard Drug Group, LLC
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Niacin 500mg ER Tab
Ivax Corporation a Division of Teva USA
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Niacin 500mg ER Caplet
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Slo-Niacin 500mg CR Tab
Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 500 
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Niacin 500mg ER Caplet

What is this Medicine?

NIACIN (NYE a sin) is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems. This medicine can also be helpful in patients who have heart disease or who have had a heart attack.

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Niacin 500mg Time-Release Tablet

NDC: 005367030
  • Over the Counter
    (Prescription Not Required)
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)





Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Niacin 500mg Time-Release Tablet
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Rugby Laboratories a Division of The Harvard Drug Group, LLC
Pill Identification:
Shape: oblong
Color: white
Daily Life Interactions for Niacin 500mg Time-Release Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Niacin 500mg Time-Release Tablet(Niacin (Vitamin B3))
Alcohol and Niacin (Vitamin B3)(Niacin (Vitamin B3))
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages at the times you take Niacin, Niacinamide. Side effects such as skin flushing from Niacin may get worse when you drink Alcohol (also known as Ethanol) at the same time as your Niacin dose.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Niacin 500mg Time-Release Tablet(Niacin (Vitamin B3))
Food and Niacin (Vitamin B3)(Niacin (Vitamin B3))
Avoid drinking hot beverages or eating hot food around the times you take Niacin. Ingesting hot food or beverages may worsen skin flushing (example: warm and reddened skin of the face, neck or chest) while taking Niacin. Alcoholic beverages may also have this effect, so also avoid drinking alcohol around the time of your Niacin dose. Taking Niacin with meals may help to decrease skin flushing.
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