GENERIC NAME: FOLIC ACID/NIACINAMIDE (NICOTINAMIDE)/COPPER/ZINC - ORAL (FOE-lik AS-id/NYE-a-SIN-a-mide/NIK-oh-teen-a-mide/ KOP-er/zink)
BRAND NAME(S): Nicomide
USES: This combination product is used to treat acne or other skin disorders with mild redness/swelling/irritation (inflammation). It contains 2 B vitamins, folic acid and niacinamide (nicotinamide), and 2 minerals, copper and zinc. Folic acid, niacinamide, and zinc may help reduce skin redness, swelling, and irritation. Copper is added because taking zinc supplements can sometimes cause a lack of copper.
HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth with or without food, usually once or twice daily or as directed by your doctor.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, flushing, and blurred vision may infrequently occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: symptoms of high blood sugar (e.g., increased thirst, increased urination, fruity breath odor), symptoms of liver disease (e.g., dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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