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How should you take niacin (vitamin b3)?

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If your doctor prescribes niacin, you might want to take it with food. This can prevent an upset stomach. To reduce flushing -- a harmless but uncomfortable side effect of niacin that describes redness and warmth in the face and neck -- your healthcare provider might recommend taking niacin along with aspirin or an antihistamine until tolerance to the niacin develops.

From: Niacin (Vitamin B3) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Niacin.” 

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Niacin.”

Endotext [Internet]:  "Triglyceride Lowering Drugs: Niacin," January 2017.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 08, 2020

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Niacin.” 

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Niacin.”

Endotext [Internet]:  "Triglyceride Lowering Drugs: Niacin," January 2017.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 08, 2020

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