Is vitamin B3 safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers?

Some multiple and prenatal vitamins may include small amounts of vitamin B3, as it is an important B vitamin. High doses of vitamin B3, however, could harm fetuses or nursing children. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding and need to treat your high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, talk to your doctor about your options. 

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