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All about: Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc

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Generic Name: Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc Tablets (nye-a-SIN-a-mide/KOPP-er/FOE-lik AS-id/ZINK)
Brand Name: NIC 750

Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc is used for:

Treating inflammatory skin conditions (eg, acne, rosacea) in patients with certain vitamin deficiencies (vitamin B3, zinc, copper, folic acid). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc is a multivitamin and mineral combination. It works by replacing vitamin B3, zinc, copper, and folic acid in the body, which can improve skin condition.

Do NOT use Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc
  • you have Wilson disease

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

Before using Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc :

Some medical conditions may interact with Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc . 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
  • if you have a history of liver problems, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), diabetes, anemia, or kidney problems
  • if you drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks per day

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Fibrates (eg, gemfibrozil, fenofibrate) or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) (eg, simvastatin) because side effects, such as muscle aches and weakness, may occur and may be a symptom of a serious medical condition called rhabdomyolysis
  • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) or penicillamine because their effectiveness may be decreased by Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc
  • Carbamazepine, fluorouracil, or primidone because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc 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 with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc :

Use Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • If you also take a quinolone antibiotic (eg, ciprofloxacin) or tetracycline antibiotic (eg, doxycycline), do not take it within 2 hours before or after taking Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc . Check with your doctor if you have questions.
  • If you miss a dose of Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc , take 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 take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc .

Important safety information:

  • Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc may cause dizziness or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do not take large doses of vitamins while you use Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Diabetes patients - This medicine may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc while you are pregnant. Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc :

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:

Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; stomach upset.

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); blurred vision; dark urine; frequent hunger, thirst, or urination; persistent diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting; stomach pain; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

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 with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc :

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

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc , please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Niacinamide with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc 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 with Copper/Folic Acid/Zinc . 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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