Niaspan

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Niaspan purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Niaspan before taking it.

Niaspan

What is Niaspan

Niaspan, also called nicotinic acid, is a B vitamin. It occurs naturally in plants and animals, and is also added to many foods as a vitamin supplement. Niaspan is also present in many multiple vitamins and nutritional supplements.
Niaspan is used to treat and prevent a lack of natural Niaspan in the body, and to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood. It is also used to lower the risk of heart attack in people with high cholesterol who have already had a heart attack. Niaspan is sometimes used to treat coronary artery disease (also called atherosclerosis).
Niaspan may also be used for purposes not listed in Niaspan guide.

Niaspan side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • fast, pounding, or uneven heart beats;
  • feeling short of breath;
  • swelling;
  • jaundice ; or
  • muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine.

If you are diabetic, tell your doctor about any changes in your blood sugar levels.
Less serious side effects of Niaspan include:
  • mild dizziness;
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
  • itching, dry skin;
  • sweating or chills;
  • nausea, diarrhea, belching, gas;
  • muscle pain, leg cramps; or
  • sleep problems (insomnia).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Niaspan dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV :

Initial dose: 100 mg orally 3 times a day, with or after meals.
Maintenance dose: 1 to 2 g orally 3 times a day, with or after meals.
The maximum recommended dose is 6 g/day.
Extended Release (Niaspan):
Initial dose: 500 mg orally once a day at bedtime after a low fat snack. Maximum recommended dose is 2 g/day.
Extended Release (Slo-Niacin):
Initial dose: 250 to 750 mg orally once a day morning or evening.

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type V :

Initial dose: 100 mg orally 3 times a day, with or after meals.
Maintenance dose: 1 to 2 g orally 3 times a day, with or after meals.
The maximum recommended dose is 6 g/day.
Extended Release (Niaspan):
Initial dose: 500 mg orally once a day at bedtime after a low fat snack. Maximum recommended dose is 2 g/day.
Extended Release (Slo-Niacin):
Initial dose: 250 to 750 mg orally once a day morning or evening.

Usual Adult Dose for Pellagra:

50 to 100 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.
The maximum recommended dose is 500 mg orally each day.

Usual Adult Dose for Niaspan Deficiency:

10 to 20 mg orally once a day. Niaspan may also be administered parenterally as a component of injectable multivitamin additives contained in parenteral nutrition products.
The maximum recommended dose is 100 mg orally each day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pellagra:

50 to 100 mg orally 3 times daily.
Note: Some experts prefer niacinamide for treatment due to a more favorable side effect profile.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Niaspan Deficiency:

Dosages are Recommended Daily Allowances :
1 to 5 months: 2 mg orally each day.
6 to 11 months: 3 mg orally each day.
1 to 3 years: 6 mg orally each day.
4 to 8 years: 8 mg orally each day.
9 to 13 years: 12 mg orally each day.
Males:
14 to 18 years: 16 mg orally each day.
Females:
14 to 18 years: 14 mg orally each day.
Niaspan may also be administered parenterally as a component of injectable multivitamin additives contained in parenteral nutrition products.
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Niaspan medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
500 mg30 $69.00
1000 mg90 $159.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK
750 mg90 $183.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK
500 mg90 $155.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
1000 mg56 $72.90Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg98 $128.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg56 $60.49Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg(can)90 $156.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg60 $127.80Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
1000 mg28 $47.40Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
1000 mg(can)90 $164.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg28 $35.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
750 mg90 $134.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
750 mg90 er$169.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
1000 mg84 $138.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
750 mg112 $142.00Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
500 mg98 $87.00Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
500 mg112 $189.00Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey


There does not exist generic for this medicine.

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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology