What Are The Uses Of Nicotinic acid?
It is used to treat the deficiency of niacin, lower the cholesterol level and triglycerides in the blood. It works by reducing the production of triglycerides and very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) which increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
What Are The Side Effects Of Nicotinic acid?
Generally, no side effects are observed if taken in appropriate dose as prescribed by the doctor.
An overdose can cause:
- A headache, diarrhoea
- Dizziness, flushing
- Loss of appetite
Please consult your doctor if any of the above side effects get worse.
What Are The Contraindications Of Nicotinic acid?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hepatic dysfunction
- Heart disease
- Peptic ulcer
- Bleeding problems