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Resource (Niacin) Drug Price and Information

Niacin (Resource) is an antihyperlipidemic agent, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.  Niacin is a B-complex vitamin.
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Resource - Nestle India Limited

Resource  Oral Powder

Generic : Niacin
15.5g / 62g / 282mg / 500mg / 336mcg / 2.3mcg / 6.8mg / 67.9mg / 50mcg / 0.7mg / 0.7mg / 8.9mg / 1mcg / 18mcg / 2.2mg / 251mg / 200mg / 59mcg / 4.1mg / 75mg / 0.5mg / 2.2mg / 17.8mcg / 500mg / 0.9mg / 19.6mcg / 25mcg / 19.6mcg / 232mg / 0.9mg / 15.1g / 100g
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Substitute/Alternative Medication to Resource
5 -HTPN , 5 -HTPN (100 mg)

Drug information on Resource from Nestle India Limited


When is Resource prescribed?

It is prescribed for -

What should be the dose and frequency?

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 Resource

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

Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and increased cough.

Skin : Rash.

Heart : Flushing.

How to use Resource?

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


In which conditions should Resource be avoided?

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


What are the Precautions needed with Resource

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.

Resource(Niacin) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Resource help with high cholesterol?

A: Resource can help increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) in the blood. Resource 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

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Q: What is a Resource flush?

A: Resource flush is a flushing of the skin caused by high doses of Resource supplements. It causes tingling, itching, and redness in the face, neck, arms, and upper chest. Resource flush is harmless and lasts for less than one hour(2 Trusted Source

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Q: What happens if alcohol is taken with Resource?

A: Patients should avoid alcohol during Resource administration because it increases the risk of itching and flushing of skin(3 Trusted Source

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Q: Who should avoid taking Resource?

A: Resource is not recommended for patients with  active peptic ulcer disease, active liver disease, arterial bleeding, or hypersensitivity to the drug(3 Trusted Source

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Q: What are the natural sources of Resource?

A: Liver, meat and meat products, fish, milk, eggs, enriched breads and cereals, peanuts, legumes, and whole grains are all good sources of Resource(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 †

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  • 1. Niacin for dyslipidemia: considerations in product selection - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12789870)
  • 2. Niacin - (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002409.htm )
  • 3. Niacin - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK541036/ )
  • 4. Dietary Intake and Food Sources of Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin and Vitamin B6 in a Representative Sample of the Spanish Population. The ANIBES Study † - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073544/ )
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