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Niacin Extended-Release

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Prior to taking niacin extended-release, you should talk with your healthcare provider if you have:
  • Low blood counts, low platelet counts, or bleeding problems
  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease or gallstones
  • Gout
  • Heart disease or a history of heart attack
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Low blood pressure (or if you are taking medication to lower your blood pressure)
  • Stomach or intestinal ulcers
  • An allergy to niacin extended-release, any other medications, foods, dyes (tartrazine), or preservatives.
It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • A frequent user of alcoholic beverages.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you may currently be taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some vitamins and nutritional supplements may contain niacin or related substances that can increase the side effects of niacin extended-release.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Niacin Extended-Release for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this drug.)
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