Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Niacinol
  2. Niacor
  3. Niaspan
  4. Nicotinex
  5. Slo-Niacin

Descriptions


Niacin is used alone or with other medicines to treat high cholesterol and triglyceride (fat-like substances) levels in the blood. This may help prevent the development of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and other problems caused by high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Niacin is also used to help lower risk of heart attack in patients with a history of heart attack and hyperlipidemia.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Capsule
  • Capsule, Extended Release
  • Elixir