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Is it safe to use niaspan (niacin) while pregnant?
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Niaspan (niacin) is a slow release formulation of the vitamin Niacin which is safe to use when pregnant and is included in much lower amounts in prenatal vitamins.

In brief: Yes
Niaspan (niacin) is a slow release formulation of the vitamin Niacin which is safe to use when pregnant and is included in much lower amounts in prenatal vitamins.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
Niaspan (niacin) used in normal amounts as part of a multivitamin is considered a category a or the safest medication category during pregnancy.
If used at higher levels like those suggested to treat lipid disorders it moves into category c. That means that animal studies have raised some concerns but human studies have either not shown problems or are not broad enough to keep it in a safer category.

In brief: Depends
Niaspan (niacin) used in normal amounts as part of a multivitamin is considered a category a or the safest medication category during pregnancy.
If used at higher levels like those suggested to treat lipid disorders it moves into category c. That means that animal studies have raised some concerns but human studies have either not shown problems or are not broad enough to keep it in a safer category.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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