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Review: could Niacin cause Chills?

Summary: Chills could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 5,744 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 70 have Chills. Find out below who they are, when they have Chills and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,284 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Chills

Chills (felling of cold) (latest reports from 249,273 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 70 people (1.22%) have Chills. They amount to 0.03% of all the 248,549 people who have Chills on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chills in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Chills * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chills0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Chills when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Chills35.62%64.38%

Age of people who have Chills when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chills0.00%0.00%3.39%1.69%5.08%10.17%13.56%66.10%

Severity of Chills when taking Niacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Chills ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (13 people, 18.57%)
  2. Back pain (8 people, 11.43%)
  3. Prophylaxis (7 people, 10.00%)
  4. Dyslipidaemia (6 people, 8.57%)
  5. Dystonia (6 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (33 people, 47.14%)
  2. Lisinopril (23 people, 32.86%)
  3. Nexium (13 people, 18.57%)
  4. Lasix (12 people, 17.14%)
  5. Multi-vitamins (10 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • have had dry tickle cough for years. Increasing. Have had tests for sinus, throat problems, acid reflux, ulcer, colonoscopy, ultra sound, sleep test, cat scan, nothing wrong with all these has been found. Cough drops stop it for a while.

    Reply

    BoredRN on Apr, 21, 2014:

    It could be an allergy related asthma cough. Ask your Dr to try you on a low dose steroid inhaler such as seretide (fluticasone + salmeterol). This will relieve the irritation that is causing the cough and may give long term relief.

    Over the counter medications with codeine (ibuprofen + codeine or acetaminophen + codeine)are great at stopping dry coughs but it is only a temporary fix and is useful to get through those times that you can't afford to cough. It works but should not be used all the time as codeine makes you constipated and can be addictive over the long term.

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  • After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.

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