Nicomide is a member of the Vitamin B family and is an oral nicotinamide
acne treatment product. While the main purpose of nicotinamide is as a cofactor
in many of the body's daily reactions, it has shown to have anti-inflammatory
effects as well. It is this anti-inflammatory effect that makes Nicomide useful
for acne treatment and acne prevention.
its suppression of the parts of the body's immune system that are responsible
for inflammation, Nicomide helps to fight inflammation, a major contributing cause
in the formation of both adolescent and adult acne.
At recommended doses of 1 to 2 Nicomide tablets a day, side effects are minimal.
Those people with a hypersensitivty to nicotinamide, those with a history of liver
disease, diabetes, jaundice, kidney or liver failure, children, pregnant and nursing
mothers, or those people taking carbamazapine or primidone should speak with their
doctor prior to taking Nicomide.
1. Is Nicomide used for any other condition?
In addition to being an acne medication,
Nicomide is also used for rosacea. Nicomide rosacea therapy is similar to that
for acne and has shown success. It is also used for more rare dermatologic conditions.
Is Nicomide an antibiotic?
Nicomide is not an antibiotic and has no antibacterial
properties. In as such, it is very safe for long term use to treat acne.
Where can I find a Nicomide coupon?
Nicomide coupons or rebates are available
for up to $20 off of your prescription. Ask you prescribing doctor about these
Is there any association with flusing and Nicomide?
No. Nicomide lacks the
vasodilator actions of nicotinc acid or niacin and is not associated with flushing.
Is Nicomide T gel the same?
Topical nicotinamide gel is available over the
counter, though you usually have to ask the pharmacist for this. The activity
is simlar (thought probably less effective topically) to Nicomide, but the active
ingredient is delivered directly to the skin rather than systemically.