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Also, does buffered niacin (or non-flushing niacin) work equally as well as regular niacin in helping to lower cholesterol & take w/ coumadin (warfarin)?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Non-flushing niacin

Most of studies have been done with regular Niacin which works well for lowering cholesterol.
Due to flushing, regular Niacin has to be started at a very low dose and then grandually increased to avoid uncomfortable flushing. Studies suggest that Niacin is much better than non-flushing niacin. Check with your doctor concerning this and concerning affect with coumadin (warfarin).

In brief: Non-flushing niacin

Most of studies have been done with regular Niacin which works well for lowering cholesterol.
Due to flushing, regular Niacin has to be started at a very low dose and then grandually increased to avoid uncomfortable flushing. Studies suggest that Niacin is much better than non-flushing niacin. Check with your doctor concerning this and concerning affect with coumadin (warfarin).
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Dr. Gloria Fong
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

I don't seem to see any difference with my patients.

In brief: Yes

I don't seem to see any difference with my patients.
Dr. Gloria Fong
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