COMMON BRAND NAME(S): None
GENERIC NAME(S): NIACIN
Description: Nicotinic acid is a derivative of vitamin B3
Absorption: Readily absorbed from the GI tract (oral).
Distribution: Widely in body tissues; enters breast milk.
Metabolism: Converted to N-methylnicotinamide, 2-pyridine and 4-pyridine derivatives.
Excretion: Urine (small amounts as unchanged drug).