Niacin Gets Dinged For Serious Side Effects in New Study on Cholesterol

July 17, 2014 3:22 PM

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Niacin Gets Dinged For Serious Side Effects in New Study on Cholesterol

The Word. Over 700,000 prescriptions are filled for Niacin every month to help combat bad cholesterol. While the drug does lower cholesterol according to studies, a new report out is linking it to serious side effects including diabetes.

Other side effects the drug is being linked to include musculoskeletal, skin-related events and gastrointestinal problems. The report is being published in New England Journal of Medicine.

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