Information about Niacinamide

Niacinamide Uses

Niacinamide is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How Niacinamide works

Niacinamide provides essential nutrients.

Common side effects of Niacinamide

Nausea, Portal vein fibrosis, Blockade of portal blood vessels, Dry hair, Headache, Heartburn, Hepatobiliary disorder, Liver toxicity, Sore throat, Stiffness of face, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Fatigue
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Available Medicine for Niacinamide

NiaWest-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
45 to ₹632 variant(s)
B3CureCure N Cure Pharmaceutical
501 variant(s)
NicovitGlowderma Labs Pvt Ltd
421 variant(s)

Frequently asked questions for Niacinamide


Q. What is Niacinamide? What is it used for?

Niacinamide is a medicine used in the treatment of conditions caused due to low levels of vitamin B3 in the body. It reduces the cholesterol levels to normal. It also helps in the treatment of symptoms like loss of appetite, weakness, diarrhea, skin inflammation and mental changes.

Q. Is Niacinamide effective?

Niacinamide is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Niacinamide too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How should Niacinamide be taken?

Niacinamide should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Niacinamide?

If you forget a dose of Niacinamide, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Niacinamide safe?

Niacinamide is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.


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