Niaspan Oral Tablet, Extended Release 1000Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Niaspan: Oral tablet, extended release (1000mg)

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Pill Identification: KOS,LOGO 1000  |  1000
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Niaspan 1000mg ER Tab
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Pill Identification: KOS,LOGO 1000  |  1000

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 Niaspan: Oral tablet, extended release(1000mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Niaspan 1000mg Extended-Release Tablet

NDC: 000743080
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperlipoproteinemia, Myocardial Infarction Prophylaxis, Hypertriglyceridemia, Atherosclerosis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Niaspan 1000mg Extended-Release Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_15692.JPG
AbbVie US LLC
Pill Identification: KOS,LOGO 1000  |  1000
Shape: oblong
Color: orange
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AbbVie US LLC
Pill Identification: KOS,LOGO 1000  |  1000
Shape: oblong
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Niaspan 1000mg Extended-Release Tablet

Vomiting Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
<8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
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 Niaspan 1000mg Extended-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 Niaspan 1000mg Extended-Release Tablet(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 Niaspan 1000mg Extended-Release Tablet(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
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

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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