Niacinamide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Niacinamide?

(nye a SIN a mide)

• This medicine is used to promote proper growth and good health.

• This vitamin is used to prevent or treat niacin deficiency.

• This medicine is used to treat acne.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

Oral:

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider. This medicine can increase blood sugar.

• If you have gallbladder disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor). May increase flushing.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flushing. Taking aspirin or ibuprofen 30 minutes before taking this medicine may help.

• Headache.

• Itching.

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider...

 
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