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NADH

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
    John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

    John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

    John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Brand Name: Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide

Generic Name: NADH

Drug Class: Metabolic and Endocrine, Herbals; Neurology and Psychiatry, Herbals

What Is NADH and How Does It Work?

NADH suggested uses include treating chronic fatigue syndrome, improving mental clarity, alertness, and concentration, depression, jet lag, high blood pressure (hypertension), Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. There is insufficient information on the effectiveness of NADH. Positive results are only from pilot studies or open-label studies.

NADH is ineffective for mild to moderate dementia from Alzheimer's disease.

NADH is available under the following different brand names: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.

Dosages of NADH

Suggested Dosing

Nutrition and Energy Enhancement

  • 2.5-5 mg orally once/day to once every other day

Alzheimer's Disease

  • 10-15 mg orally once/day to once every other day

Parkinson's Disease

  • 10-15 mg orally once/day to once every other day

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • 10-15 mg orally once/day to once every other day

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

See "Suggested Dosing"

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using NADH?

Common side effects of nadh include:

  • None reported

This is not a complete list of side effects and other serious side effects may occur. Call your doctor for information and medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What Other Drugs Interact with NADH?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication for your condition, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions or side effects and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of this medicine or any medicine before getting further information from your doctor, healthcare provider or pharmacist first.

NADH has no known severe interactions with other drugs.

NADH has no known serious interactions with other drugs.

NADH has no known moderate interactions with other drugs.

NADH has no known mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for NADH?

Warnings

  • This medication contains NADH. Do not take nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide if you are allergic to NADH or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

Effects of Drug Abuse

No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using NADH?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using NADH?"

Cautions

  • None.

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • There is no information available about use of NADH during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
Reviewed on 1/24/2018

References:
Medscape. NADH.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-nadh-344578#0

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