Niaspan

Active Ingredient(s): Niacin
FDA Approved: * July 28, 1997
Pharm Company: * KOS LIFE
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Niaspan Overview

Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid, is an organic compound and a form of vitamin B3, an essential human nutrient. It has the formula C6H5NO2 and belongs to the group of the pyridinecarboxylic acid. Niacin is obtained in the diet from a variety of whole and processed foods, with highest contents in fortified packaged foods, tuna, some vegetable and other animal sources. Some countries require its addition to grains.[2] Medication and supplemental niacin are primarily used to...

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white pill 500 KOS

found in some napkins at my teenager room ## Abbott Laboratories lists this tablet as being Niaspan, which contains 500mgs of Niaspan. It is a supplement that is used to treat, or prevent a deficiency in it. The FDA warns that its side effects may include nausea, headache, dizziness, and flushing. The inactive ingredients may include: povidone stearic acid titanium dioxide ferric oxide red FD&C Yellow No. 6 ferric oxide yellow hypromelloses polyethylene glycol But they may vary depending on the manufacturing facility. Is there anything else I can help with?

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White capsule Pill With Kvc

White capsule with KVC on one side and 1000 on the other ## Hi Cenic, The closest match I'm finding to your description is that of a white capsule-shaped/oblong pill marked with "KOS" on one side and "1000" on the other. This pill is identified as Niaspan ER 1000 mg; used in the treatment of high cholesterol, niacin deficiency, and more. Manufacturer: Kos Pharmaceuticals Does this sound like a possible match considering that the imprint isn't far off? ## Kind of, however the part where I run into problems is that the imprint says KVC very clearly. I found it in my room and am curious due to the fact I don't take any medicine. ## It's a vitamin C pill. Nothing to worry about. They're very popular in South Korea.

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expiration date for niaspan er 500

expiration date is 9/2013. Is it ok to take yet? need to take again for cholesterol med. very costly stuff ## Hello, Mike! Your doctor may approve your taking it, but most medications tend to degrade with time due to exposure to the elements, so they can't be guaranteed to be fully effective past the expiration date. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Niaspan as possibly including nausea, facial flushing, dry skin, diarrhea and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Niaspan (TAB 500GG ER)

Expiration date is 3 years ago. Is it safe to take? Is its efficacy lessened? It's very expensive - hate to dispose of. ## Yes, after that long of a period of time, it will definitely have lost efficacy and is most likely not worth trying to take. Learn more Niaspan details here. At this point, it would really be best to just dispose of it and pick up a new prescription if you still need to take it. Is it still prescribed for you?

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SKIPPING A PILL

Can I skip my niaspan pill (1000 mg) a couple times a week, and still get the same results i.e. elevating HDL. I have mild to moderate heart disease. I am concerned about liver damage. ## What has your doctor advised? They would be the best person to advise you in this matter. What other medications do you take?

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peach pill kos 500

long peachpill kos 500 ## This is a 500mg Niaspan ER tablet, which contains the active ingredient Niacin (Vitamin B3). It is a dietary supplement. Do you have any other questions? ## Can this pill relieve an absessed tooth?

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KOS 500

White oblonged ## The pill in description is Niaspan ER 500 mg; a generic of Niacin, (also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid), that 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...

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Niastan 500mg

is there a side effect such as dreaming weird dreams? ## Did you mean Niaspan? Which contains Niacin and used to help lower cholesterol? This is not listed as a side effect of the medication, but many of them do cause such events. The normal side effects can include: nausea, blurred vision, burning of the skin and bloating. Read more: Are there any questions or comments?

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unkown pill

long thin oval like shape peach color one sideKOS other side 500 ## The pill in description is Niaspan 500 mg; a generic of 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...

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kos 1000 mg

white/capsule ## The pill which you are describing is Niaspan 1000 mg, which contains the active ingredient Niacin a.k.a. Vitamin B3. This is used for Niacin deficiency, as a treatment of high cholesterol, and a number of other conditions. You can read more about it at: Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Niacin
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 125mg, 250mg, 400mg, 500mg
  • Liquid: 50mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 250mg, 500mg, 50mg, 50mg;mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 1000mg, 1gm, 250mg, 375mg, 375mg + 500mg + 750mg, 500mg, 750mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Niaspan: (21 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0074-3074 24 Hr Niaspan 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-3079 24 Hr Niaspan 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-3080 24 Hr Niaspan 1000 mg Extended Release Tablet by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-3265 Niaspan 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-3274 Niaspan 750 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Abbvie Inc.
  • 0074-3275 Niaspan 1000 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Abbvie Inc.
  • 21695-852 24 Hr Niaspan 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-865 24 Hr Niaspan 1000 mg Extended Release Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-301 24 Hr Niaspan 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-302 24 Hr Niaspan 1000 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-475 24 Hr Niaspan 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50090-1536 Niaspan 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 54868-0017 24 Hr Niaspan 1000 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4867 24 Hr Niaspan 750 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4899 24 Hr Niaspan 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-0625 24 Hr Niaspan 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-0626 24 Hr Niaspan 1000 mg Extended Release Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 68151-4068 Niaspan 500 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Carilion Materials Management
  • 68151-4069 Niaspan 750 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated, Extended Release by Carilion Materials Management
  • 68258-6032 24 Hr Niaspan 500 mg Extended Release Tablet by Dispensing Solutions, Inc.
  • 1 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Niacin or a similar ingredient: (12 results)

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expiration date for niaspan er 500
expiration date is 9/2013. Is it ok to take yet? need to take again for cholesterol med. very costly stuff ## Hello, Mik... 1 reply
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MAKE ME FEEL HOT ## interested in side effects that people have experienced taking Niaspan... 1 reply
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used to raise good cholestorol HDL...




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