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Niacin

Vitamin B3

Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

WHY SOLAL NIACIN

Contains no preservatives or artificial colourants.

60 TABLETS: 2 MONTHS SUPPLY

R56.00

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Product Indications

Niacin (nicotinic acid or vitamin B3) helps the body to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It contributes to normal psychological function and prevents niacin deficiency.

Product Composition

Each tablet contains:

Niacin (nicotinic acid) 35mg

Inactive ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate and silicone dioxide.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place, below 25 °C. Keep out of reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Niacin (nicotinic acid or vitamin B3) helps the body to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It contributes to normal psychological function and prevents niacin deficiency.

Dosage Directions

Adults over 18 years of age: Take 1 tablet daily, after food.

Niacin often causes red flushing of the skin, especially when consumed on an empty stomach. It is therefore recommended to start by taking a quarter to half tablet daily after food, gradually increasing the daily dose to 1 tablet.

Product Warnings

Avoid if you are allergic to the ingredients. Don’t exceed indicated dose, nor combine with other medication or pre-existing illness without medical advice.

Side Effects

Individuals sensitive to nicotinic acid may experience flushing of the skin that is generally mild and transient.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Alcohol: Alcohol can exacerbate the flushing and pruritis associated with niacin.
Allupurinol and gout medications: Large doses of niacin could potentially reduce the excretion of uric acid. Doses of uricosuric medications such as allopurinol may need to be increased.
Antidiabetic medicines: Niacin impairs glucose tolerance in a dose-dependent manner, probably by causing or aggravating insulin resistance and increasing hepatic production of glucose.
Carbamazepine: High doses of niacin may lead to an increase in carbamazepine blood levels.
Clonidine: Concomitant use with niacin can exacerbate orthostatic hypotension in individuals prone to this condition.
HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors (statins): There is concern that niacin might increase the risk of myopathy when combined with statins. Use this combination with caution. Statin medicines include atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin.

Special Precautions

Allergies: Niacin may exacerbate allergies by causing histamine release.
Diabetes: Niacin can interfere with blood glucose requiring an adjustment of antidiabetic agents.
Gout: Large amounts of niacin can precipitate gout.
Peptic ulcer disease: Large amounts of niacin might activate peptic ulcer disease.
Surgery: Niacin might affect blood glucose levels. Niacin may interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgery. Individuals should discontinue 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe for use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding at the recommended dosage.

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