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Description

Nicotinyl alcohol, also known as niacinamide, is a form of vitamin B3. It is used to treat a variety of conditions, including high cholesterol, diabetes, and skin conditions. It is also used to prevent certain types of skin cancer.

Common side effects of nicotinyl alcohol include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. It can also cause skin irritation, itching, and redness. In rare cases, it can cause liver damage.

Brand names associated with nicotinyl alcohol include Niacin, Niacor, Niaspan, and Slo-Niacin.

Synonyms
  • 3-pyridinemethanol
  • 3-pyridylmethanol
  • beta-pyridylcarbinol
  • nicotinic alcohol
  • nicotinyl alcohol
Classifications
  • antihyperlipidemic
  • nicotinic acid
  • vascular
  • vasodilator

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