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Info About Niacin Extended Release

Niacin extended-release (Niaspan®) is a medication that can be used in combination with diet and exercise to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides. It can also slow the progression of atherosclerosis (narrowing or hardening of the arteries) when combined with a bile acid sequestrant and decrease the chances of another heart attack in people with a history of both a heart attack and high cholesterol. The medication comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only.
 
If you have certain other medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, your healthcare provider needs to know this information when prescribing this drug. Niacin extended-release may not be appropriate in these situations, and discussing these and other issues with your healthcare provider will help ensure the safety and effectiveness of your treatment plan.
 
(For more information about this medicine, click Niacin Extended-Release. This article offers a complete overview on this drug, including possible side effects, generic availability, how it performed in clinical trials, and more.)
 

Info About Niacin Extended Release

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