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What medicines does niacin interact with?

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If you take any medicines or supplements regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using niacin supplements -- and don't take those supplements on your own to treat cholesterol. Niacin could interact with medicines like diabetes drugs, blood thinners, anticonvulsants, blood pressure medicines, thyroid hormones, and antibiotics as well as supplements like ginkgo biloba and some antioxidants. Alcohol might raise the risk of liver problems. Though niacin is often used along with statins for high cholesterol, this combination may make side effects more likely. Get advice from your doctor.

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 Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

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 Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 12, 2017

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