Drug: Niacor

NIACIN (NYE a sin) is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower 'bad' cholesterol and increase 'good' cholesterol. This medicine is also used to decrease triglycerides. If triglycerides are too high, you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis. This is a painful condition that causes inflammation of the pancreas and can lead to serious health problems.

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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

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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

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bleeding problems
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
  • liver disease
  • ulcers of intestine or stomach
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to niacin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying or get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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