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Doctor insights on: What Is Nicotinamide Used For

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Is niacinamide cream an anti-aging cream?

Is niacinamide cream an anti-aging cream?

Yes: Niacinamide fights against both sun damage such as discoloration and skin cancers and acne. One product line called NIA 24 has a particularly effective form of Niacinamide. (I use and recommend it) However, the MOST important anti-aging product is a high potency (SPF) sunscreen, using a broad brimmed hat and avoiding sun. Happy aging! ...Read more

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How much Niacinamide can i take daily without risking liver damage?

How much Niacinamide can i take daily without risking liver damage?

A large amount: The upper limit of the dose of niacinamide is over 3 grams. Most patients don't need nearly that much or can't take that much due to side effects such as flushing or diarrhea. Niacin is a B vitamin and thus is water soluble. It is extremely hard to overdose on Niacinamide and damage your liver. ...Read more

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Can Cindamycin and nicotinamide gel can be applied during day time and exposed to sunlight .

Can Cindamycin and nicotinamide gel can be applied during day time and exposed to sunlight .

No: As a general rule of thumb, NO antibiotics can be topically put on face and then exposed to the sun. All antibiotics whether topical or oral are somewhat sun sensitive. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription to buy niacinamide cream?

Do you need a prescription to buy niacinamide cream?

No.: http://niacinamidecream.com/ 4% niacinamdie cream has been shown in randomized clinical trials to be as effective as 1% Clindamycin cream for removing skin blemishes and it does not require a prescription to get it. Can be bought online. ...Read more

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I had a pimple On nose..used benzoyl peroxide wash 4% n clindamycin nicotinamide gel..it's almost gone but left a tiny cut like scar.what can I do????

I had a pimple On nose..used benzoyl peroxide wash 4% n clindamycin nicotinamide gel..it's almost gone but left a tiny cut like scar.what can I do????

Scar?: Complete healing takes 3 to 6 months. What ever you do, do not pick at it. Just leave it alone, step away from the mirror, just step away and keep your hands away from your face. ...Read more

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What is difference between niacin and niacinamide?

What is difference between niacin and niacinamide?

Lipid effect, flush: Niacin is a b vitamin that is often used to treat lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) disorders. Nicotinamide is another vitamin in the vitamin b group. Although Niacin and nicotinamide are identical in their vitamin activity, nicotinamide has no significant cholesterol or triglyceride effects. Also, nicotinamide does not cause skin flushihg that can be a limitation to use of niacin. ...Read more