NIASPAN is available in 500-mg, 750-mg, and 1000-mg tablets. Tablets not shown actual size.
NIASPAN has been shown to reduce the chance of having another heart attack in patients who have a prior history of heart attack and have high cholesterol.
Plaque buildup (fatty deposits) is a complex process related to a number of risk factors, including a family history of early heart disease, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and abnormal cholesterol levels.2
Cholesterol and other substances can build up in the walls of the heart’s arteries, resulting in plaque.2
NIASPAN can help slow plaque buildup and even help clear plaque from artery walls when used in combination with a low-cholesterol diet and a bile acid-binding resin (another cholesterol medication) in patients with a history of coronary artery disease and high cholesterol.
NIASPAN, combined with a bile acid-binding resin, has not been shown to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, or stroke.1
Only your doctor can decide if NIASPAN should be part of your treatment plan.
NIASPAN and other medicines (including vitamins and herbal supplements) can react with each other and may
Tell your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription medicines you take, including:
Also tell your doctor if you consume large amounts of alcohol.
NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release tablets) are a prescription medication used along with diet when a low-cholesterol diet and exercise alone are not enough.
Taking NIASPAN with another cholesterol-lowering medicine (simvastatin) does not reduce heart attacks or strokes more than taking simvastatin alone.
For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
References: 1. NIASPAN [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc.
2. US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC. NIH publication No. 06-5235. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/chol_tlc.pdf. Published December 2005. Accessed
Please see the full Prescribing Information for NIASPAN and discuss it with your healthcare provider.
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NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release) tablets are a prescription medication used along with diet when a low-cholesterol diet and exercise alone are not enough.