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Gastrointestinal: Dyspepsia, vomiting, diarrhea, peptic ulceration, jaundice, abnormal liver function tests. Skin: Mild to severe cutaneous flushing, pruritus, hyperpigmentation, acanthosis nigricans, dry skin. Metabolic: Decreased glucose tolerance, hyperuricemia, gout.
Eye: Toxic amblyopia, cystoid macular edema.
Read the Niacor (niacin tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors: See WARNINGS, Skeletal Muscle.
Aspirin: Concomitant aspirin may decrease the metabolic clearance of nicotinic acid. The clinical relevance of this finding is unclear.
Other: Concomitant alcohol or hot drinks may increase the side effects of flushing and pruritus and should be avoided at the time of drug ingestion.
Read the Niacor Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/27/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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