Slo-Niacin® Tablets are manufactured utilizing a
unique, patented polygel® controlled-release delivery system. This exclusive
technology assures the gradual and measured release of niacin (nicotinic acid)
and is designed to reduce the incidence of flushing and itching commonly
associated with niacin use.
Adults: one Slo-Niacin® Tablet morning or evening, or as directed by a
Before using more than 500 mg daily, consult a physician.
Note: Slo-Niacin® Tablets may be broken on the
score line, but should not be crushed or chewed. The inactive matrix of the
tablet is not absorbed and may be excreted intact in the stool.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Amount Per Serving - % Daily Value:
Niacin, USP (nicotinic acid) 500 mg, 2500.
Hypromellose, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium
Stearate, Glyceryl Behenate, Red 40.
Niacin may cause temporary flushing, itching and tingling, feelings of
warmth and headache, particularly when beginning, increasing amount or changing
brand of niacin. These effects seldom require discontinuing niacin use. Skin
rash, upset stomach, and low blood pressure when standing are less common
symptoms; if they persist, contact a physician.
Slo-Niacin® Tablets should not be used by persons with a known
sensitivity or allergy to niacin. Persons with heart disease, particularly those
who have recurrent chest pain (angina) or who recently suffered a heart attack,
should take niacin only under the supervision of a physician. Persons taking
high blood pressure or cholesterol-lowering drugs should contact a physician
before taking niacin because of possible interactions. Case reports of myopathy
(unexplained muscle related complaints, including discomfort, weakness, or
tenderness) have been documented with the use of HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
in combination with lipid-altering doses of niacin therapy (greater than or
equal to 1 gram of niacin per day). Do not take niacin unless recommended by and
taken under the supervision of a physician if you have any of the following
conditions: gallbladder disease, gout, arterial bleeding, glaucoma, diabetes,
impaired liver function, peptic ulcer, pregnancy or lactating women. Increased
uric acid and glucose levels and abnormal liver function tests have been
reported in persons taking daily doses of 500 mg or more of niacin.
Discontinue use and consult a physician
immediately if any of the following symptoms occur: persistent flu-like symptoms
(nausea, vomiting, a general "not well" feeling); loss of appetite; a decrease
in urine output associated with dark colored urine; muscle discomfort such as
tender, swollen muscles or muscle weakness; irregular heartbeat; or cloudy or
Keep out of reach of children.