Saturday, May 31, 2014


Niacin (vitamin B3, nicotinic acid), Niacinamide
Vitamin B3 is made up of niacin and niacinamide, and can be found in many foods, including yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, and cereal grains

 Vitamin B3 is often found in combination with other B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, cyanocobalamin, and folic acid.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved niacin for use in treating vitamin B3 deficiency (pellagra), which includes symptoms of skin inflammation, dementia, and diarrhea.
Human research has shown that niacin is effective and relatively safe for treating high cholesterol levels. Limited evidence shows that niacin may help with clogged arteries and heart disease. Side effects commonly related to higher doses of niacin are itching, flushing, and stomach upset. Niacin may also cause liver problems, increased blood sugar, and hormone changes.

Related terms

2-pyridone, 3-pyridine carboxamide, acipimox (5-methylpyrazinecarboxylic acid 4-oxide), acipomox, Acipimox®, anti-blacktongue factor, antipellagra factor, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, benicot, B-vitamin, chromium polynicotinate (niacin-bound chromium), coenzyme beta-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)), crystalline niacin, dihydropyridines, Efacin®, Endur-Acin® (sustained release niacin (nicotinic acid)), Enduramide®, ER niacin, esters of niacin, extended-release (ER) niacin, extended-release (ER) niacin monotherapy, extended-release (ER) niacin therapy, Hexopal®, immediate-release (crystalline) niacin, immediate-release niacin, inositol hexaniacinate, inositol hexanicotinate, inositol nicotinate, kynurenine (KYN), low-dose sustained-release nicotinic acid (Tri-B3), meso-inositol hexanicotinate, methyl niacinamide, Nature's Bounty® Flush Free Niacin Inositol Hexanicotinate 500mg Dietary Supplement, NIAC®, niacin, niacin (nicotinic acid), niacin equivalents, niacin ER, niacinamide, niacinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), niacinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP), niacin/colestipol therapy, Niacor®, Niaspan® (prolonged-release nicotinic acid), Niaspan® (sustained-release nicotinic acid), Nicalex®, nicamid, Nicamin®, Nicangin®, Niceritrol, Nico-400®, Nicobid® (sustained-released niacin), Nicobid® (time-release niacin), Nicolar® (unmodified niacin), nicosedine, Nico-Span®, nicotinamide, nicotinamide (niacinamide), Nicotinamide cures, nicotinate, Nicotinex®, nicotinic acid, nicotinic acid adenine, nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP), nicotinic acid amide, nicotinic acid analog (low plasma free fatty acid trial, LFA), nicotinic acid analogue, nicotinic amide, nicotinuric acid, nicotylamidum, nutrient supplements, Papulex®, pellagra preventing factor, pentaerythritoltetranicotinate, perycit, prolonged-release (PR) nicotinic acid (niacine)[Niaspan®], pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, Slo-Niacin® (sustalline, tryptophan, vitamin B-3, vitamin B3, vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), vitamin B3 derined-release niacin), sustained-release nicotinic acid (Nico-Span®), Tega-Span®, Tri-B3®, trigoneivative, vitamin-B complex (vit-B), Wampocap®, wax-matrix sustained release niacin, wax-matrix sustained-release niacin (Endur-Acin®).
Combination product examples: ADVICOR® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin tablets), CordaptiveTM (niacin/laropiprant).

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