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Nicotinamide

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Nicotinamide is mostly used as a dietary supplement. It is a type of vitamin that is used as medication. Nicotinamide can be taken orally. The medicine is also available in the form nicotinic acid to treat niacin deficiency diseases like pellagra. In the cream form, it is beneficial for the treatment of acne and other kinds of skin inflammation, as the medicine has anti-inflammatory properties. Nicotinamide is known to effectively decrease the sebum excretion. The medicine also comes in a gel form for easier application in hot, humid environments.

Nicotinamide has made it to the List of Essential Medicines of the World Health Organization, as one of safest and necessary medicines. Nicotinamide, if taken in small doses does not pose any potential threat to pregnant women. However, overdosing may cause some liver disorders.

The properties of this drug help to increase the effectiveness of radiation therapy, and enhances blood flow to the malignant tumours thereby reducing tumour hypoxia in patients receiving chemotherapy. It has a few other benefits when mixed with other nutritional compounds, such as relief from the pain of arthritis, adequate reduction of high cholesterol levels in the blood or prevention of Type 1 diabetes if the risks are detected early.

Type diabetes

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

nutritional deficiencies

In addition to its intended effect, Nicotinamide may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Gastrointestinal disturbance

Allergic skin rash.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Nuromark injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

No data available

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Nicotinamide as ingredient
BestoChem Formulations India Ltd
Amwill Healthcare
Scott Edil Pharmacia Ltd
Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
Nitin Lifesciences Ltd
La-med Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Sol Derma Pharmaceuiticals Pvt Ltd
Anhox Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Resilient Cosmecueticals Pvt Ltd
Med Manor Organics Pvt Ltd
Moraceae Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Bethadoxin 12 Injection

Biological E Ltd
Tidal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Kivi Labs Ltd
Anhox Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Resilient Cosmecueticals Pvt Ltd
Sol Derma Pharmaceuiticals Pvt Ltd
Nirlife Healthcare
Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Nicotinamide This salt is ingested in food and utilized by animal tissues. After the separation of the co-enzymes nicotinamide is almost absorbed by the small intestine. A portion of it is stored in the liver. The primary function of this salt is DNA repair, cellular energy metabolism, and regulation of transcription process.
What are you using Nicotinamide for?
treatment of acne
Other
nutritional deficiencies
treatment of pellagra
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Allergic skin rash
Gastrointestinal disturbance
No Side Effects
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