July 30, 2015
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Supportive measures should be undertaken in the event of an overdose.


NIASPAN is contraindicated in the following conditions:

  • Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations in hepatic transaminases [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Patients with active peptic ulcer disease
  • Patients with arterial bleeding
  • Hypersensitivity to niacin or any component of this medication [see ADVERSE REACTIONS]

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/8/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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