Beating the urine drug test - a case report on niacin toxicity
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 which is used for the medical treatment of hyperlipidemia and niacin deficiency. However, within the last few years, it is being advertised on the Internet as a quick way to detoxify the human body in an attempt to evade urine drug tests. This claim is without any medical or scientific evidence and as a result, many cases have been reported where young adults have ended up with niacin toxicity. In this case report, we discuss a rare presentation of niacin toxicity and the effects Internet has had on the healthcare being practised by both the physicians and the patients themselves.
Fayyaz B, Rehman HJ, Upreti S. Beating the urine drug test - a case report on niacin toxicity. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2018 Apr 17;8(2):73-75. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2018.1438726. PMID: 29686792; PMCID: PMC5906759.