category A, (pregnancy category C if given above RDA doses)
not administer with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (lovastatin,
simvastatin, etc.) due to risk of rhabdomyolysis.
liver function tests and blood glucose (especially diabetic patients)
increase uric acid levels and precipitate gout.
appears more frequently with oral therapy and generally occurs within
the first two hours of administration.
Flushing may be decreased if 325mg aspirin is administered
30-60 minutes pre-niacin dosing.
Reactions (Side Effects):
sources: lean meat, fish, cereals, grains, legumes, conversion of
orally (tablets, capsules, sustained-release, elixir) or injection
supplementation (RDA: recommended daily allowance):
per 1000Kcal intake
males: 19mg per day
females: 15mg per day
deficiency: up to 100mg per day
up to 500mg per day
1-2 grams tid (do not exceed 6 grams per day)