Drugs Channel
Topics & Medications
Related Channels

Drug Interactions With Niacin Extended-Release

If you are taking both aspirin and niacin extended-release, your body may metabolize the drugs differently than intended. Aspirin can cause niacin extended-release to stay in your body longer than normal. In addition, both medicines can be damaging to the liver. However, the use of aspirin with niacin extended-release can also be beneficial because it helps reduce the flushing that is associated with niacin extended-release. Your healthcare provider may recommend that, instead of aspirin, you take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen to help control this side effect.
Medicines Used to Treat High Blood Pressure, Chest Pain, or Heart Failure
Use extreme caution when taking niacin extended-release in combination with medications used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain, or heart failure. Using niacin extended-release along with these drugs can cause your blood pressure to drop so low that your feel dizzy and lightheaded when you stand. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your condition more closely.
Medicines Used to Treat Diabetes
Niacin extended-release can interfere with glucose metabolism in the body, making it harder for your diabetes medication to control your blood sugars. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your diabetes more closely while you are taking niacin extended-release, and make any necessary dosing adjustments.

Niacin Extended-Release Drug Interactions: Summary

It is possible that not every potential niacin extended-release drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or doctor about the possible drug interactions that may apply to you.
Life After a Stent: 5 Realistic Ways to Take Charge of Your Health

Info About Niacin Extended Release

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.