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June 3, 1998

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Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(21):1702. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-21-jbk0603

To the Editor.—Oral nicotinic acid (niacin) lowers serum cholesterol levels when taken in high doses.1 Although nicotinic acid has not achieved widespread use, its low cost makes it attractive in today's cost-conscious medical environment and its use may be increasing. In this report, we describe 3 patients who developed visual loss while taking nicotinic acid for hypercholesterolemia.

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