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New Data: Cholesterol Management Analysis of Upsher-Smith's Slo-Niacin(R) Tablets in Combination with Lipitor(R)
Date:11/16/2009

y disease. Patients taking more than 500 mg niacin daily should only do so under the advice and monitoring of a physician. Niacin may cause temporary flushing, particularly when beginning, increasing dosage or changing to other forms of niacin. Case reports of myopathy have been documented with the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in combination with lipid-altering doses of niacin therapy ( >/= 1 g niacin/day). Abnormal liver function tests have been reported in persons taking daily doses of 500 mg or more of niacin.

For more information contact a healthcare professional, call 1-800-654-2299 or visit www.slo-niacin.com.

About Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a rapidly growing pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets both prescription and consumer products. Privately held since 1919, the company strives to recognize the unmet healthcare needs of our customers. Over the last 20 years that Upsher-Smith has been manufacturing Slo-Niacin®, more than 9.3 million bottles have been sold. Upsher-Smith prides itself in providing safe, effective, and economical therapies to the ever-challenged healthcare environment. For additional information about Upsher-Smith, visit www.upsher-smith.com.

References: 1. Knopp, R., Retzlaff, B., Fish, B., Dowdy, A., Twaddell, B., Nguyen, T., & Paramsothy, P. "The SLIM study: Slo-Niacin® and Atorvastatin Treatment of Lipoproteins and Inflammatory Markers in Combined Hyperlipidemia." Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 3(3), 167-178 (May 2009). 2. American Heart Association, http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=180, July 14, 2009. 3.
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