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Niacinamide

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Notes
Related terms
Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms

      Uses
      • It is used to help growth and good health.
      • This vitamin is used to stop or treat niacin deficiency.
      • Niacinamide is a diet aid.

      Dosing

      How to take

      • Take this drug with food.
      • Avoid hot drinks when it is time to take this drug.

      Missed Dose

      • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
      • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
      • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
      • Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      Storage

      • Store at room temperature.
      • Protect from water. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

      Safety



      Avoid

      • If you have an allergy to niacin, niacinamide, or any other part of this drug.
      • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

      Precautions

      • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with your doctor. This drug may raise blood sugar.
      • If you have gallbladder disease, talk with your doctor.
      • If you have liver disease, talk with your doctor.
      • If you have ulcer disease, talk with your doctor.
      • Have your blood work checked often. Talk with your doctor.
      • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
      • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
      • Avoid beer, wine, or mixed drinks. Alcohol use may cause more flushing.
      • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
      • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

      Side Effects

      • Flushing. Taking aspirin or ibuprofen 30 minutes before taking this drug may help.
      • Headache.
      • Itching.

      Contact a healthcare provider

      • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
      • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
      • Not able to eat.
      • Any bruising or bleeding.
      • Yellow skin or eyes.
      • Any rash.
      • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      General Statements

      • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
      • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
      • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
      • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
      • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
      • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
      • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
      • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

      Author information
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      The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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