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Definition Niacin is a type of B vitamin. It is water-soluble, which means it is not stored in the body. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. That means you need a continuous supply of such vitamins in your diet. Alternative Names Nicotinic acid; Vitamin B3 Function Niacin helps the digestive system, skin, and nerves to function. It is also important for converting food to energy.
Generic Name: NIACIN - ORAL Pronounced: (NYE-a-sin) Niacin (Inositol Niacinate) Oral Uses
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.,
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
How To Use Niacin (Inositol Niacinate) Oral
See also Drug Interactions section.
Take this medication by mouth with food, usuall...
Generic Name: NIACIN EXTENDED-RELEASE/SIMVASTATIN - ORAL Pronounced: (NYE-a-sin/SIM-va-STAT-in) Niacin-simvastatin Oral Interactions
See also How to Use section.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug
"blood thinners" (such as warfarin)
vitamin or dietary products that contain niacin or
Other medications can affect the removal of simvastatin
from your body, which may affect how simvastatin works. Examples include
amiodarone, azole antifunga...
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