niacin - oral, Slo-Niacin (cont.)

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: If you are taking this for high cholesterol, for best results, it should be used along with doctor-approved plans for low-fat/low-cholesterol diet, exercise, and weight control. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.Niacin is common in foods such as beans, milk products, eggs, chicken, and beef. Eat more of these foods to increase the amount of niacin in your diet if you have a niacin deficiency. Ask your doctor about dietary changes that may help your condition.There are many niacin products available. Some can be purchased without a prescription. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about the best product for you.Laboratory tests (e.g., blood lipids, blood sugar, liver function tests) may be performed (especially if prescribed for cholesterol/triglyceride control) to monitor for effectiveness and possible side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.Do not share this medication with others.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.If you stop taking this for one week or more, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking it again.

STORAGE: This product is usually stored at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all products away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2012

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