What is Nicotinamide?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) NiaCel Nicomide

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Nicotinamide is a water soluble vitamin. Oral preparation is used to prevent and treat pellagra. The topical preparation is used to improve the appearance of acne and decrease visible inflammation and irritation caused by acne medications.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 4 2
Memory problems 2 3
Anxious mood 1 3
Forgetfulness 1 3
Forgetting words 1 3
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 3

Show all 21 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nicotinamide

Side effect Patients
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nicotinamide

Dosage Patients
250 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nicotinamide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Nicotinamide

Duration

Currently taking Nicotinamide

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Nicotinamide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 2
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3 patient evaluations for Nicotinamide

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Jul 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 2010 (Started May 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for skin sensitive to touch)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nerve sensitivity (pins and needles all over, skin hurts against clothes))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for skin sensitivity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: stomach pain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain, stomach pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Feb 27, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for INCREASED NERVE FUNCTION)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: DID NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY EFFECT, PLUS, I WAS TAKING TOO MANY PILLS (SUPPLEMENTS) TO KEEP TRACK OF. I MAY RETURN TO B3 (NICOTINAMIDE.)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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