Vitamin B3

Overview

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Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

6

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

29 Feb 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, belongs to the water-soluble B complex group and is found in various foods such as bran, yeast, eggs, peanuts, poultry, red meat, fish, whole-grain cereals, legumes, and seeds. This essential vitamin plays a role in cellular metabolism as a vital component in the oxidized state of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD, or coenzyme 1) and the reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP, or coenzyme 2). These coenzymes actively participate in essential oxidation-reduction reactions, playing key roles in glycolysis, pyruvate metabolism, protein and amino acid metabolism, pentose biosynthesis, glycerol metabolism, synthesis of high-energy phosphate bonds, and fatty acid metabolism. Niacin is helpful in managing hyperlipidemia and is used off-label in treating pellagra, as an adjuvant for discoid lupus erythematosus, and for alleviating dermatological and neurological symptoms associated with NAXD and NAXE deficiencies. This activity discusses the mechanism of action, indications, dosing, administration, and contraindications of niacin. 


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify patients who may benefit from niacin therapy, considering their lipid profile, cardiovascular risk factors, and indications for treatment.

  • Differentiate between the various forms and formulations of niacin available, understanding their pharmacokinetics, dosing strategies, and potential adverse effects.

  • Implement appropriate dosing regimens and treatment plans for patients receiving niacin therapy, considering individual patient characteristics, lipid goals, and concurrent medications.

  • Select niacin as a suitable treatment option for patients based on evidence-based guidelines, patient-specific factors, and the potential benefits and risks.

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