Pellagra

What is Pellagra?

Pellagra is a vitamin deficiency disease most frequently caused by a chronic lack of niacin (vitamin B3 or synonym: vitamin PP (from: Pellagra Preventing factor)) in the diet. It can be caused by decreased intake of niacin or tryptophan, and possibly by excessive intake of leucine. It may also result from alterations in protein metabolism in disorders such as carcinoid syndrome or Hartnup disease. A deficiency of the amino acid lysine can lead to a deficiency of niacin, as well.

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I need to know if generic slo-niacin is as consistent in its content of active ingredients as prescription Niaspin? My main concern is my insurance...

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They contain same generic ingredient

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My new insurance will not cover Niacin ER. Is there a over the counter that is just as good, I know that it is a B vitamin.

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Can find under the name of Niaspan or Niacor...

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I have heavy wet flushing. it repeats all day and all night. i control it with two 50 mg of nicotinamide ribose daily, with additional 50 mg tabs...

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24 hour urine levels of 5 hydroxyindoleacetic acid

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