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Essential medicine status
ATC codes: A11HA01
Indication
Pellagra ICD11 code: 5B5C.0
INN
Nicotinamide
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Oral > Solid: 50 mg
EML status history
First added in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee noted that most of the listed indications for nicotinamide, including nicotinamide deficiency, are now rare in children and therefore decided not to include nicotinamide in the EMLc.