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US Brand Name Niaspan
Generic Name Nicotinic Acid
Other Brand Name Vitonac SR, Neasyn SR
Packing 30
Manufacturer Sava Healthcare, Torrent Pharma
Form Sustained Releae Tablet
Strength 500mg
Country India

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Details

Introduction

Vitamins are very important for our body. We need them to keep our body healthy and to prevent any types of illnesses. There are many kinds of vitamins. Vitamin B is one of the most needed vitamins in our body. It also has many types. Niacin is a type of Vitamin B. Niacin (vitamin B3) is a vitamin that helps aids in digestion. It is a water- soluble vitamins and it is easily digested by the body and leaves the body through urine. Being helpful in the digestive process, Niacin plays a very important role in converting food into energy. Other name for this drug is Nicotinic Acid.


Use

Niaspan is mainly prescribed to persons who have high cholesterol and high triglycerides in the blood. It is used to treat Cardiovascular Diseases like Atherosclerosis, which is the thickening of the walls of the artery and it is also used to decrease the risk of having Heart attack or stroke. This drug is also very effective in treating Hyperlipidemia, Myocardial Infarction, and persons with severe Hypertriglyceridemia.


Side effects

You should immediately inform your doctor if you are already showing signs that you are experiencing the side effects of this drug. Side effects of this drug can either be serious or mild. Serious side effects such as allergic reactions that is manifested by difficulty in breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat and face should be treated with emergent care. Other serious side effects such as shortness of breath, yellowish skin and eyes (jaundice), light headedness, fast pounding and uneven heart beats, dark colored urine, and muscle pain and tenderness should be reported to your doctor. Do not hesitate to call your doctor if you are having an unusual feeling while in taking this medication. Even the less serious side effects should be reported too, such as nausea, leg cramps, insomnia, dizziness, sweating, chills and diarrhea.


Contraindication

This drug is strongly contraindicated to persons who are having a hepatic and renal impairment. So before taking this drug, you will need to rule out the possible chances of having a liver and renal disease. You will also need to take extra precaution if you are having a stable angina or in the acute phase of Myocardial Infarction. Niaspan is also not to be given to persons who are pregnant, lactating women, persons with active peptic ulcer disease, and arterial bleeding.


storage

This drug should not be placed in a very hot environment. Keep it far away from too much sunlight and moisture. Make sure it is placed in its original container to prevent crushing or breakage of the drug.


Composition

Niacin is the major ingredient of Niaspan, which are acts as an antihyperlipidemic agent if used with proper dosage. It also contains inactive ingredients such as povidone, stearic acid, polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, and some coloring agents such as synthetic yellow and red iron oxides, FD&C yellow #6, and yellow FCF Aluminum Lake. Niaspan comes in a medium orange, unscored, film coated tablet that is administered orally and it comes in 3 (three) strengths containing 500, 750 and 1000 mg of Niacin.


Important Precautions

If you are having any other present illnesses especially like Diabetes, you will need to tell your doctor about it as this drug may alter your blood sugar levels. In patients with Cardiovascular diseases such as angina and MI, be cautious in giving Niaspan with other cardiovascular drugs such as nitrates, adrenergic blocking agents, and calcium channel blockers. It is also important to take into consideration your diet while taking this medication. Do not ingest alcohol, spicy foods and hot beverages while taking this drug in order to prevent flushing.


Dosage and administration

This drug is advisable to take at bedtime, not with an empty stomach, but with a low fat snack. There are many possible dosages that vary from one person to another. It is no recommended to take this medication without the prescription of the physician. The dosage of this drug actually depends on how mild or severe your condition is. Your physician is the only person who should give you light regarding the dosage of the drug in order to get the best results. This drug may be a tablet or capsule. If you are taking any of the two forms, you should take the tablet or capsule as what it is. Meaning, do not cut, crush or break this drug. If you want to stop taking this medication, you need to inform your doctor or if you have already stopped taking this drug and want to start taking it again, you need to ask your doctor about the dosage because you may require a smaller dose when restarting with this therapy. This drug will not attain its desired effect if not accompanied with other medications, proper diet, exercise, and proper weight management.