Nicotinic Acid

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Nicotinic Acid is a member of the following drug classes: miscellaneous antihyperlipidemic agents, vitamins and is used to treat High Cholesterol, Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV - Elevated VLDL, Hyperlipoproteinemia Type V - Elevated Chylomicrons VLDL, Niacin Deficiency and Pellagra.



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Antilipemic agent

Vitamin B₃

Chemical Name

3-Pyridinecarboxylic acid

Foreign Names

  • Acidum nicotinicum (Latin)
  • Nicotinsäure (German)
  • Acide nicotinique (French)
  • Acido nicotinico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide nicotinique (OS: DCF)
  • Nicotinic Acid (OS: JAN, BAN)
  • Niacin (IS)
  • Nico (IS)
  • Nicocidin (IS)
  • Nicorol (IS)
  • Nicosode (IS)
  • Nikotinsäure (IS)
  • S 115 (IS)
  • Acidum nicotinicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Niacin (PH: USP 34)
  • Nicotinic Acid (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Nicotinic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Nicotinique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Nicotinsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Benzyl Nicotinate (OS: JAN)
  • Benzylium nicotinicum (IS)
  • Nicotinsäurebenzylester (IS)
  • Pyridin-3-carbonsäurebenzylester (IS)
  • Benzylnicotinat (PH: DAB 1999)
  • Nicotinsäureethylester (IS)
  • BRN 0113951 (IS)
  • 5-22-02-00059 (IS: Beilstein)
  • NSC 13126 (IS)
  • Methyl nicotinate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Methylis nicotinas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Nicotinsäure, Natriumsalz (IS)

Brand Names

  • Acido Nicotinico Ecar
    Ecar, Colombia
  • Acidum Nicotinicum
    Pannonpharma, Hungary
  • Acinic
    Biolab, Brazil
  • Advicor (Nicotinic Acid and Lovastatin)
    Abbott, United States; Kos, United States; Sepracor, Canada
  • Apo-Nicotinic acid
    Apotex, New Zealand
  • Avas Plus (Nicotinic Acid and Atorvastatin)
    Micro Carsyon, India
  • Cordaptive (Nicotinic Acid and Laropiprant)
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Argentina; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mexico
  • Cordiaminum
    Neopharmi, Georgia
  • Cotina
    Sanitas, Chile
  • Décontractyl (Nicotinic Acid and Mephenesin)
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Exlip
    SK Chemical Life Science, South Korea
  • Microvit B3 (veterinary use)
    Adisseo, Australia
  • Neasyn-SR
    Torrent, India
  • Niacin
    IFET, Greece; Teva, United States; Wockhardt, United States
  • Niacor
    Upsher-Smith, United States
  • Nialip
    Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Niascor
    Koçak, Turkey
  • Niaspan
    Abbott, Austria; Abbott, Bulgaria; Abbott, Switzerland; Abbott, Chile; Abbott, Colombia; Abbott, Costa Rica; Abbott, Guatemala; Abbott, Hong Kong; Abbott, Honduras; Abbott, Indonesia; Abbott, Ireland; Abbott, Luxembourg; Abbott, Mexico; Abbott, Panama; Abbott, Peru; Abbott, Philippines; Abbott, Portugal; Abbott, Romania; Abbott, Singapore; Abbott, El Salvador; Abbott, Thailand; Abbott, Turkey; Abbott, United States; Kos, United States; Merck, Argentina; Merck, Germany; Merck, Netherlands; Merck, Serbia; Merck Serono, China; Sepracor, Canada
  • Niaspanor
    Abbott, South Korea
  • Nicinal (Nicotinic Acid and Pyridoxine)
    Cipla, India
  • Nicopaverina (Nicotinic Acid and Papaverine)
    Enila, Brazil
  • Nicortinic Acid
    Fuso Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Nicoson
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • Nicospan (Nicotinic Acid and Drotaverine)
    Chinoin, Georgia
  • Nicotabs
    Thaipharmed, Thailand
  • Nicotinic Acid Darnitsa
    Darnitsa, Georgia
  • Nicotinic Acid
    Alphapharm, Australia
  • Ni-Odan
    Odan, Canada
  • Niyat (Nicotinic Acid and Atorvastatin)
    Abbott, India
  • Nyclin
    Toa Eiyo, Japan
  • Pelzont (Nicotinic Acid and Laropiprant)
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Latvia; MSD, Netherlands
  • Rhea Nicotinic Acid
    Philusa, Philippines
  • Simcor (Nicotinic Acid and Simvastatin)
    Abbott, United States
  • Simvotin (Nicotinic Acid and Simvastatin)
    Ranbaxy, India
  • Slo-Niacin
    Upsher-Smith, United States
  • Thermo-Rheumon (Nicotinic Acid and Etofenamate)
    Bayer, Poland
  • Tonact Forte (Nicotinic Acid and Atorvastatin)
    Lupin, India
  • Tonact Plus (Nicotinic Acid and Atorvastatin)
    Lupin, India
  • Tredaptive (Nicotinic Acid and Laropiprant)
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Austria; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Belgium; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Czech Republic; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Finland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, United Kingdom; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Ireland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Israel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Iceland; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Italy; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Latvia; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Norway; Merck Sharp & Dohme, New Zealand; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Philippines; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovenia; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Denmark; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Sweden
  • Trevaclyn (Nicotinic Acid and Laropiprant)
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Italy; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lithuania; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Latvia; MSD, Netherlands
  • Beparine CRM (Nicotinic Acid and Heparin)
    Bio E, India
  • Pernionin
    Krewel Meuselbach, Germany
  • Rubriment
    Riemser, Germany
  • Thermo-Rheumon (Nicotinic Acid and Etofenamate)
    Meda, Austria; Meda, Luxembourg
  • Thermo-Roiplon (Nicotinic Acid and Etofenamate)
    Menarini, Greece
  • Thrombophob (Nicotinic Acid and Heparin)
    Zydus, India
  • Trombofob (Nicotinic Acid and Heparin)
    Abbott, Brazil
  • Trombosol Forte (Nicotinic Acid and Heparin)
    Orion, Finland
  • Mucotherm
    Lannacher, Austria
  • Balsamo Sifcamina (Nicotinic Acid and Glycol Salicylate)
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Midalgan Neue Formel (Nicotinic Acid and Glycol Salicylate)
    Ars Vitae, Switzerland
  • Relaxar (Nicotinic Acid and Mephenesin)
    Bouty, Italy
  • Sedalpan (Nicotinic Acid and Diethylamine Salicylate)
    Teofarma, Italy
  • Unguent cu Nicotinat de Metil
    Gedeon Richter, Romania
  • Analgos
    Leipziger Arzneimittelwerk, Georgia; Riemser, Latvia
  • Elacur
    Riemser, Germany
  • Direktan
    Gerot, Austria

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