Niacin vs Nicotinamide

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Niacin is used with a proper diet and exercise program to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It is generally used after non-drug treatments have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol. Niacin is also known as vitamin B-3 (nicotinic acid), one of the B-complex vitamins. It may be used with or without other medications. Lowering "bad" cholesterol/triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. Lowering fats may also help reduce the risk of pancreas problems (pancreatitis) in people at risk. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Consult your doctor for more details.This combination product is used to treat acne or other skin disorders with mild redness/swelling/irritation (inflammation). It contains 2 B vitamins, folic acid and niacinamide (nicotinamide), and 2 minerals, copper and zinc. Folic acid, niacinamide, and zinc may help reduce skin redness, swelling, and irritation. Copper is added because taking zinc supplements can sometimes cause a lack of copper.
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Tom | 27.12.11
I just started this regimen, i.e., slo-niacin. To date (4 days) the effect has been a slight stomach discomfort but will continue to take this medication shortly after supper (not before bedtime) since I still have some food in the stomach to absorb the pill. I find taking it before bedtime 10:30 on a relatively empty stomach causes some stomach irritation.
hoot | 19.01.10
My wife and I started the niacin program, 1500 mgs/day, almost twenty years ago. It has worked wonders for both of us....we use it religiously and eat normally. Time release tablets work the best.
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guest | 11.12.12
I take this drug for my adult acne. (prescribed by my dermatologist).This has been successful.It is very very expensive and my insurance does not cover it. I no longer take it.
Lewisrkr | 30.12.11
Taking this med for Granuloma Anular. Several months now. Raising blood sugar. Started insulin about six weeks ago. Diabetic 5 or 6 years now. Need the med, but am afraid Ill need even more insulin. what else can I do ?