What is Niacinamide?

Category: Supplements

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Niacin is converted to niacinamide in vivo, and though the two are identical in their vitamin functions, niacinamide does not have the same pharmacologic and toxic effects of niacin, which occur incidental to niacin's conversion. Thus niacinamide does not reduce cholesterol or cause flushing

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 0
General health 3 0
Multiple sclerosis 3 0
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Acne 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Niacinamide

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Niacinamide

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 3
500 mg twice daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1
500 mg three times daily 1
250,000 mg four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Niacinamide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Niacinamide

Duration

Currently taking Niacinamide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Niacinamide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Niacinamide.