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My, soon to be, former doctor told me that over-the-counter Slo-Niacin damages the liver while Niaspan does not but he cited no research. I have read, again without citing research, that any kind of extended release tablet is harmful. Any comments? ## Well Niaspam is just a name brand for a pill that is just Niacin, so that really doesn't make sense. Any pill processed through the liver can cause damage and that is over 90% of them on the market. Niacin does not instantly damage the liver at any dose, you have to continue taking it at high doses. ## i am currently taking ciprofloxacin for my kidney and bladder infection. can i take slo niacin 30 minutes or 1 hour after taking it? thanks. ## also, can i take ciprofloxacin simultaneously with metformin and lisinopril or amlodipine? ta...5 REPLIES Updated
Large pink pill with 750 on oneside in nothing but a slit on the other ## The pill in description is Slo-niacin (750 mg). Niacin, also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid, is an organic compound and is one of between 40 to 80 essential human nutrients. Severe deficiency of niacin in the diet causes the disease Pellagra. More details about this medication are available at: Do you have any other quesitons or information to add? Please post back if you do...1 REPLY Updated