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Nicotinic acid vs. nicotinamide
The beginning section of this article seems confused. Nicotinic acid is not converted to nicotinamide before being converted to NAD. It's converted after. Nicontinic acid first forms NaMN -> NaAD -> NAD then is deconverted back to nicotinamide from NAD like everything else that forms NAD. But saying it's converted to nicotinamide in vivo makes it seem like nicotinic acid is just a bad precursor for nicotinamide, when in fact the only common pathway happens after the conversion to NAD, which isn't an important fact. http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/324/3/883/F3.large.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:52, 3 December 2014 (UTC)
It is??? I thought it was a B vitamin. -- Marj Tiefert, Saturday, April 6, 2002
I know that there's a diffence between nicotinimide and nicotinic acid but what about Inositol Nicotinate? I noticed that GNC and some other retailers are selling Inositol Nicotinate labeled as niacin. What's the difference? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Interestedperson (talk • contribs) 15:58, 3 July 2007
confusion with "Nicotine"?
I think there are grounds for concern that many persons are misled by what appears to be old-fashioned nomenclature, i.e. the appearance of derivatives of the root word "nicotin-" in numerous names of substances related to Vitamin B3 or Niacin. The history of this confusion should be researched and cited in this article. It can have the effect of legitimizing nicotine or making some persons believe nicotine is a vitamin or otherwise related to the medical uses of niacinamide. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tokerdesigner (talk • contribs) 19:28, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
The Chinese translations of the chemical are based on the following....
|It has been suggested that this page be merged into Niacin. (Discuss) Proposed since May 2015.|
|This article was nominated for merging with Niacin on 2015-05-15. The result of the discussion was not to merge..|
Move to Niacinamide instead of merge with Niacin
In view of the approximate consensus reached in the above discussion of a proposed merger with Niacin, I propose that instead this article be moved to Niacinamide. The parallel names, Niacin and Niacinamide, would better indicate the chemical similarity and relation between the two substances than the present names Niacin and Nicotinamide, while their different pharmacological properties can be better conveyed by keeping the two articles separate than by merging them, as I had formerly proposed.CharlesHBennett (talk) 20:13, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
I know biology - I don't know pathology etc.
Can anybody create a section on how and where this stuff participates rather than just having a nobody-except-medics-knows habraquadabrah with references to diseases: "it is used in treating schmatibulosis quadrabupulos", I don't know. There is a holystic approach, the main systems, blah-blah-blah. I came here and I ONLY LEARNT that this chemical is a vitamin, within group B, all right, but I cannot possibly get anything else from this article as it is now. Nothing. Nada. Zero. 184.108.40.206 (talk), Josh — Preceding undated comment added 17:37, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
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More references are needed for the "Use in medicine" section. Most of the content in the section consists of unrelated single sentences that do not provide enough context to be meaningful; thus, expansion is needed.
As others have questioned in this talk page, there is confusion with prefix "nicotin-" that warrants an explanation in the article. Information about the naming of this compound can be found in Niacin#History.--Tea with toast (talk) 03:04, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
Question: are not the root word "nicotin-" and its variants old-fashioned as alternatives to "niacin", "niacinamide" etc.? Is there not a danger that some readers will be confused and think that the retention of this improper usage implies a medical approval of nicotine, or a relationship between nicotine and Vitamin B3?Tokerdesigner (talk) 19:33, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
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