What is the difference between niacin and NIASPAN?

What is the difference between niacin and NIASPAN?

Niacin (nicotinic acid) is a B vitamin that your body uses to help turn food into energy. NIASPAN is a prescription medication that, when used along with diet and exercise, has been shown to provide cholesterol benefits.

What are the side effects of Slo-Niacin?

Slo-Niacin side effects

  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • irregular heartbeats;
  • severe warmth or redness under your skin;
  • vision problems; or.
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

What is the difference between niacin and Slo-Niacin?

SLO-NIACIN® contains niacin, a member of the vitamin B-complex group (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3) and is a dietary supplement. This product provides a slower release of niacin than conventional dosage forms. This may permit its use by those who do not tolerate immediate-release tablets.

Is NIASPAN safe?

Niaspan, a new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, once-daily, extended-release form, has been found effective and safe in short-term trials. The long-term efficacy and safety of Niaspan lipid monotherapy was studied in 517 patients (aged 21-75 years) for < or =96 weeks in dosages < or =3,000 mg/day.

Is Slo-Niacin good for you?

Niacin is also known as vitamin B3, one of the B-complex vitamins. Vitamins help to support the body’s ability to make and break down natural compounds (metabolism) needed for good health.

Does Slo-Niacin raise blood sugar?

CONCLUSION: Low-dose niacin increases fasting blood sugar in patients with stable NIDDM.

Is slow release niacin damaging to the liver?

Niacin can cause mild-to-moderate serum aminotransferase elevations and high doses and certain formulations of niacin have been linked to clinically apparent, acute liver injury which can be severe as well as fatal.

Is NIASPAN still on the market?

This product was discontinued on June 30, 2017. Please note that NIASPAN FCT® (extended-release film coated tablets) 500 mg and 1000 mg will remain on the market.

Does Slo-Niacin cause flushing?

SLO-NIACIN® is designed to minimize flushing When taking niacin supplements, some people, but not all, may experience a side effect called niacin flushing. It’s important to know that niacin flushing is usually temporary and seldom requires one to stop taking niacin.

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