Niacinamide gel

Generic Name: niacinamide (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.

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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 about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, 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.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

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: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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