Name: Niacinol

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Niacinol
  • Niacor
  • Niaspan
  • Nicotinex
  • Slo-Niacin

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Capsule
  • Capsule, Extended Release
  • Elixir

Therapeutic Class: Antihyperlipidemic

Pharmacologic Class: Vitamin B (class)

Chemical Class: Nicotinic Acid (class)

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Very bad belly pain.