We reported on the use of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) for the prevention of non melanoma skin cancer in our June 2015 blog. A recent review article supports the use of vitamin B3 for prevention of non melanoma skin cancer in high risk patients, defined as those who have had at least 2 non melanoma skin cancers in the past 5 years. Nicotinamide offers various photoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects, and may be able to protect against ultraviolet light induced immune suppression.
The vitamin has little to no side effects in people with normal kidney function. If you think you might benefit from this vitamin, please schedule an appointment to discuss with your dermatologist.