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Generic: niacin
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It is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower 'bad' cholesterol and increase 'good' cholesterol
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • dark urine
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • general ill feeling or flu- like symptoms
  • light- colored stools
  • loss of appetite, nausea
  • palpitations
  • right upper belly pain
  • shortness of breath, wheezing
  • skin rash and itching
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • stomach discomfort or bloating

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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