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How does nicotinamide treat pellagra?

Pellagra is a vitamin deficiency disease caused by a lack of vitamin B3, also known as niacin or nicotinic acid. Nicotonamide is a form of vitamin B3 that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat this vitamin deficiency. Pellegra may result from poor diet, tumors, chronic alcoholism, Hartnup disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy (multiples), cirrhosis or breastfeeding. Pellagra has symptoms that can include dementia, diarrhea, skin disease and depression.

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What should I avoid while taking nicotinamide?
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You should avoid using alcohol or taking drugs during nicotinamide treatment. Both drugs and alc...
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What are the risks of taking nicotinamide?
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In rare instances, nicotinamide may result in allergic reactions after an oral or intravenous do...
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Who should not take vitamin B3 supplements?
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