NIACIN - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Slo-Niacin
Phonetic Pronunciation: (NYE-a-sin)
Information last revised October 2010
What does NIACIN-ORAL look like?
Slo-Niacin 250 mg Tab
niacin 500 mg Tab
niacin 250 mg Tab
Slo-Niacin 500 mg Tab
niacin SR 500 mg Cap
niacin SR 250 mg Cap
niacin 100 mg Tab
niacin SR 250 mg Cap
Niacin Flush Free 400 mg-100 mg Cap
Niacin (nicotinic acid) is used to prevent and treat niacin deficiency (pellagra). Niacin deficiency may result from certain medical conditions (e.g., alcohol abuse, malabsorption syndrome, Hartnup disease), poor diet, or long-term use of certain medications (e.g., isoniazid). Niacin deficiency can cause diarrhea, confusion (dementia), tongue redness/swelling, and peeling red skin. Niacin is also known as vitamin B3 , one of the B-complex vitamins. Vitamins help to support the body's ability to make and break down natural compounds (metabolism) needed for good health. Niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a different form of vitamin B3 and does not work the same as niacin. Do not substitute unless directed by your doctor.
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