Niacin (Bilamide) is an antihyperlipidemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.
Niacin is a B-complex vitamin.
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Adult: PO-The daily dosage is 500 mg in any 4—week period. The recommended maintenance dose is 1000 to 2000mg.
What are the common side effects of Bilamide
Most Common :
Flushing, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased cough and itching.
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and increased cough.
How to use Bilamide?
It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with food.
In which conditions should Bilamide be avoided?
Contraindicated in patients with ulcer, severe liver disease, arterial bleeding, and hypersensitivity.
What are the Precautions needed with Bilamide
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of chest pain, sugar, increased eye pressure, gout, recent heart attack, kidney or liver problems, low blood pressure, low blood minerals, muscle problems, peptic ulcers, thyroid deficiency, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may affect blood counts, avoid bruising or injury.
Are there any additional Precautions?
Avoid excess dosage.
At What Temperature Should it be Stored?
Store it at room temperature 20° to 25°C.
Bilamide(Niacin) : Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does Bilamide help with high cholesterol?
A: Bilamide can help increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) in the blood. Bilamide lowers the synthesis of triglycerides, very low-density lipoprotein, and LDL cholesterol, by reducing the mobilization of fatty acids from adipose tissue(1✔✔Trusted Source Niacin for dyslipidemia: considerations in product selection
A: Bilamide flush is a flushing of the skin caused by high doses of Bilamide supplements. It causes tingling, itching, and redness in the face, neck, arms, and upper chest. Bilamide flush is harmless and lasts for less than one hour(2✔✔Trusted Source Niacin
A:Liver, meat and meat products, fish, milk, eggs, enriched breads and cereals, peanuts, legumes, and whole grains are all good sources of Bilamide(4✔✔Trusted Source Dietary Intake and Food Sources of Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin and Vitamin B6 in a Representative Sample of the Spanish Population. The ANIBES Study â€
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1. Niacin for dyslipidemia: considerations in product selection - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12789870)
4. Dietary Intake and Food Sources of Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin and Vitamin B6 in a Representative Sample of the Spanish Population. The ANIBES Study â€ - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073544/ )
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