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  • Other
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Hyperlipidemias
  • Pellagra
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases

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Uses of Nicotinamide


Nicotinamide is used in the treatment of:

  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemias

Nicotinamide is used in the prevention of:

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Pellagra

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Nicotinamide Brand Names

Nicotinamide Drug Class

Nicotinamide is part of the drug class:

Nicotinamide Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Nicotinamidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Nicotinamide and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Niacinamide falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Niacinamide should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Niacinamide should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nicotinamide Dosage

Take nicotinamide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Nicotinamide dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Nicotinamide is available in the following doses:

  • Multivitamin Lipotropic With Multivitamins Oral Capsule
  • Multivitamin Lipotropic With Multivitamins Oral Tablet
  • Niacinamide 100 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Niacinamide 500 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Niacinamide Compounding Powder
  • Nicotinamide Topical 4% Topical Cream
  • Nicotinamide Topical 4% Topical Gel

Forms of Medication

Nicotinamide is available in the following forms:

  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Injectable Solution
  • Medicated Shampoo
  • Medicated Shampoos
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Gel
  • Topical Solution

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