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Drug information on Meidlim (Niacin) from British Biologicals


  Oral Powder
British Biologicals
Generic : Niacin
105kcal / 5g / 20g / 2g / 0.5g / 700IU / 37.8IU / 14IU / 16.8mg / 0.42mg / 0.476mg / 0.56mg / 1.68mcg / 98mcg / 2.8mg / 6.44mg / 92.4mcg / 140mg / 98mg / 98mg / 5.88mg / 28mcg / 4.2mg / 0.196mg / 112mg / 252mg / 14mcg / 21mcg / 12.6mcg / 12.6mcg / 0.28mg / 70mg / 42mg / 42mg / 42mg / 28mg / 56mg / 140mg / 224mg / 100g
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Meidlim may be prescribed

Side effects of Meidlim

   Most Common : Flushing, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased cough and itching.

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and increased cough.

   Skin : Rash.

   Heart : Flushing.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO-The daily dosage is 500 mg in any 4—week period. The recommended maintenance dose is 1000 to 2000mg.

How to use Meidlim?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with food.

When is Meidlim not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with ulcer, severe liver disease, arterial bleeding, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Meidlim

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.

Other Precautions for Meidlim

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Meidlim

Store it at room temperature 20° to 25°C.

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