Who should not take NIACIN?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • diabetes
  • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
  • low amount of phosphate in the blood
  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
  • alcoholism
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • low blood pressure
  • bleeding from an artery
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • liver problems
  • abnormal liver function tests

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