An anti-inflammatory medication from a New York doctor may be giving people more than just headaches.
Dr. H. Michael Cunningham, a gastroenterologist, has been prescribing the drug, niacinamide, for at least six years.
He’s also given other treatments to people with chronic diseases like Crohn’s disease, a condition that can cause acid reflux and inflammation.
According to Dr. Cunningham, nica can also help prevent heart attacks and stroke.
It’s not clear how many people have been prescribed the medication, which is usually given once a day, but Dr. Hinccough said he had seen it in his practice more than 500 times.
In an email to TIME, Dr. Dr. Joseph S. Sankal, the chief medical officer of the National Alliance for Colitis and Pneumonia, said he could not speak about Dr. Sancher’s prescribing practices.
But the National Association of Colitis Control and Stroke, a group that represents hospitals and clinics, told TIME it was concerned about the number of prescriptions from New York.
It says about 10,000 patients in the state have been given niaconam, including about 6,000 in the New York metropolitan area.
That includes about 1,300 people with moderate-to-severe colitis, and about 2,200 people with severe colitis.
New York has a significant number of people with mild-to:severe colic.
The NACSC has said it’s worried about the rising number of new cases of colitis in New York and other states.
The group says it has asked the FDA for information about the medications, and is asking for better transparency on the prescribing practices of doctors.
We have a responsibility to make sure that the prescribing process is transparent,” said Dr. Robert A. Givens, the group’s president.
Dr Cunningham did not respond to a request for comment.
In the meantime, the FDA has issued a warning about taking niacos, warning that the drug can cause side effects, and the agency said it was “looking into” the claims.
The New York Times reported that doctors are also starting to see increased rates of drug-induced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, as well as an increase in severe cases of severe acid reflow.
Dr Sancheck, who has treated patients with moderate to severe colic and has a master’s degree in neurology, said niacicamide can cause a variety of side effects.
One patient was taken off the medication after a doctor told him she was feeling sick and needed more than usual doses of the medication.
He said the medication is not meant to treat a lot of the common side effects that can occur with drugs like the antipsychotic medication Zyprexa or the antibiotic rifampin.
In a statement, the New England Medical Association, which represents more than 6,300 doctors, called for the FDA to issue an alert to physicians about the new medication, including the potential for it to increase the number or severity of colic symptoms.
The group says doctors should only prescribe the drug to people who have mild to severe or severe colics or who have been receiving adequate care from a colicky physician.
It’s a safe and effective treatment for some conditions.
The association says patients should get an accurate diagnosis of their condition before starting the medication or prescribing.
The association’s president, Dr J.D. Sallinger, said doctors should not be prescribing it as an over-the-counter medication for colic, because it has not been scientifically proven that it works.
The American Medical Association has issued similar warnings.