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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Nicotinic acid: a lipid-lowering agent with unrealized potential


Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Samar H. Aboulsoud
MBBCH, MSc, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Cairo University, Director of Accreditation, Supreme Council of Health, Doha, Qatar, PO Box 7744
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-7782.132881

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Nicotinic acid is a well-known treatment for dyslipidemia in adults. This review article explored not only the role of nicotinic acid in dyslipidemia but also its role in hypertension and as a cardioprotective agent. Adverse effects in association with nicotinic acid use are described with a focus on flushing, the major reason for the discontinuation of nicotinic acid therapy. The role of nicotinic acid receptor in mediating its metabolic and vascular effects is also reviewed.


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