Niacin (Vitamin B3) Oral Capsule, Extended Release 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Niacin (Vitamin B3): Oral capsule, extended release (250mg)

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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.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Niacin (Vitamin B3): Oral capsule, extended release(250mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Niacin 250mg Extended-Release Capsule

NDC: 005364074
  • Over the Counter
    (Prescription Not Required)
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperlipoproteinemia, Pellagra, Hypertriglyceridemia, Nutritional Supplementation

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Niacin 250mg Extended-Release Capsule
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Pill Identification:
Shape: capsule
Color: green
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Pill Identification:
Shape: capsule
Color: green

Reported Side Effects for Niacin 250mg Extended-Release Capsule

Vomiting Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
0.2%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0-11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
7.0-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
55.0-69.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Niacin 250mg Extended-Release Capsule

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 250mg Extended-Release Capsule(Niacin)
Alcohol and Niacin (Vitamin B3)(Niacin)
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 250mg Extended-Release Capsule(Niacin)
Food and Niacin (Vitamin B3)(Niacin)
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.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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