Inositol nicotinate

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Inositol nicotinate
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexayl hexanicotinate
Clinical data
AHFS/ International Drug Names
CAS Number 6556-11-2
ATC code C04AC03 (WHO)
PubChem CID 3720
ChemSpider 16736141
KEGG D01813
Chemical data
Formula C42H30N6O12
Molar mass 810.72 g/mol

Inositol nicotinate is a vasodilator.

Inositol Nicotinate is given the term Inositol hexaniacinate, as well as "No-Flush Niacin".[1] "Flushing", in physiology, is a broad term that essentially means that epidermal tissues have become reddened, such as when the skin is irritated from the histamine responses related to an allergic reaction, or from recent physical exercise, or even from anger or embarrassment. The reaction has been related to well over 200 causes.[2] This form of niacin is supposed to reduce or prevent flushing by being broken down into the metabolites Niacin (aka Nicotinic acid) and Inositol at a slower rate.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Reza Taheri, PharmD "No-Flush Niacin for the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia" Retrieved 2010-09-14. Originally Posted 2003-01-15.
  2. ^ Page Content attributed to webmaster and various authors. "Causes of Flushing" Retrieved 2010-09-14. OP: Not applicable.