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All about: Niacinamide Gel

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Generic Name: Niacinamide Gel (NYE-a-sin-a-mide)
Brand Name: Nicomide-T

Niacinamide Gel is used for:

Treating acne.

Niacinamide Gel is a vitamin B supplement. Exactly how Niacinamide Gel works is unknown.

Do NOT use Niacinamide Gel if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Niacinamide Gel

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Niacinamide Gel:

Some medical conditions may interact with Niacinamide Gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Niacinamide Gel. However, no specific interactions with Niacinamide Gel are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Niacinamide Gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Niacinamide Gel:

Use Niacinamide Gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash the affected area with a mild cleanser or other cleansing product prescribed by your doctor and completely dry.
  • Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Niacinamide Gel.
  • If you miss a dose of Niacinamide Gel, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Niacinamide Gel.

Important safety information:

  • Niacinamide Gel is for external use only. Avoid getting Niacinamide Gel in your eyes. If you get Niacinamide Gel in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with cool tap water.
  • Follow up with your doctor after 8 to 12 weeks to monitor your progress.
  • Do not use any other medicines or special cleansers on your skin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Makeup and other acne medicines may be applied over Niacinamide Gel as directed by your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Niacinamide Gel while you are pregnant. It is not known if Niacinamide Gel is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Niacinamide Gel, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Niacinamide Gel:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dry skin.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); irritation.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Niacinamide Gel:

Store Niacinamide Gel at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Niacinamide Gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Niacinamide Gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Niacinamide Gel is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Niacinamide Gel. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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