NIALIP (Niaspan)500mg

NIALIP (Niaspan)500mg


Each Nialip contains 500 mg Nicotinic Acid 140 tablets. It is used to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol (HDL) and to lower triglycerides.

ATC Classification: C04AC01, C10AD02
Active Ingrediant: Nicotinic Acid
Generic Name: NIALIP
Manufacturer: Dr.Reddy Lab
Strength: 500mg
Dosage Type: Tablet-SR
Packaging Type: Foil in Box
Contains: 140 Tab


What is this drug used for?

• It is used to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol (HDL).

• It is used to lower triglycerides.

• This vitamin is used to treat niacin deficiency.

• It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

Frequently reported side effects of this drug

• Flushing

• Itching

• Diarrhea

• Cough

• Nausea

• Vomiting

Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:

• High blood sugar like confusion, fatigue, increased thirst, increased hunger, passing a lot of urine, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.

• Liver problems like dark urine, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, light-colored stools, vomiting, or yellow skin.

• Muscle pain

• Muscle weakness

• Chest pain

• Severe dizziness

• Passing out

• Shortness of breath

• Sweating a lot

• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.



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Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Niacin may be confused with Minocin, niacinamide, Niaspan


Generic Availability: US



Storage and Stability

Store at room temperature.


Adverse Reactions

Cardiovascular: Atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrhythmia, edema, flushing, hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, palpitations, tachycardia

Central nervous system: Chills, dizziness, headache, insomnia, migraine, myasthenia, nervousness, pain, paresthesia

Dermatologic: Acanthosis nigricans, burning sensation of skin, diaphoresis, hyperpigmentation, maculopapular rash, pruritus, skin discoloration, skin rash, urticaria, xeroderma

Endocrine & metabolic: Decreased glucose tolerance, decreased serum phosphate, gout, hyperuricemia, increased amylase, increased lactate dehydrogenase

Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspepsia, eructation, flatulence, nausea, peptic ulcer, vomiting

Hematologic & oncologic: Decreased platelet count, prolonged prothrombin time

Hepatic: Hepatitis, increased serum bilirubin, increased serum transaminases (dose-related), jaundice,

Neuromuscular & skeletal: Increased creatine phosphokinase, leg cramps, myalgia, myopathy (with concurrent HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), weakness

Ophthalmic: Blurred vision, cystoid macular edema, toxic amblyopia

Respiratory: Cough, dyspnea

Rare but important or life-threatening: Hepatic necrosis, hypersensitivity reaction (includes anaphylaxis, angioedema, laryngismus, vesiculobullous rash), rhabdomyolysis (with concurrent HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor), syncope


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