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Review: could Niacin cause Chills?

We study 5,759 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 6,304 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Chills

Chills (felling of cold) (latest reports from 251,846 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 5,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 70 people (1.22%) have Chills.

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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