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A 28-year-old man has hypertriglyceridemia that has ...


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submitted by lfsuarez(114),

When patients are given Nicotinic acid(Niacin) they are told to expect common side effects to occur such as warmth and redness. One can avoid these side effects by taking aspirin

mcl  To expand on this, the flushing/warmth/redness is due to release of PGD2 and PGE2 which is why taking an NSAID helps. +6