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Can Nicotinamide, turmeric and vitamin supplements be taken before surgery?

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Dr. Geeta Sundar

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am to have surgery on March 16 can I continue to take Niacinamide, zinc, vitamin K, CoQ10, turmeric, curcumin and serrapeptase
Answered by Dr. Geeta Sundar 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
advise you to stop Niacinamide since it is a vaso dilator

Detailed Answer:
Hi welcome to Health care magic,
I would advise you to stop Niacinamide since it is a vaso dilator (dilates blood vessels) and can increase chances of bleeding.
Also you are taking double dose of curcumin--directly and from turmeric. Stop one.
And is it serrapeptase or serratiopeptidase? If the first, then it is ok.
Please revert back. Regards

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