Review: could Niacin cause Chills?


Summary

Chills is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 81 have Chills. Find out below who they are, when they have Chills and more.

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Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,412 users)

Chills

Chills (felling of cold) has been reported by people with fever, weakness, ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome), pneumonia, hypotension (latest reports from 68,078 Chills patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 81 people (1.19%) have Chills


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Chills?

Time on Niacin when people have Chills *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Chills when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 35.8 %
  • male: 64.2 %

Age of people who have Chills when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.12 %
  • 20-29: 1.56 %
  • 30-39: 3.12 %
  • 40-49: 4.69 %
  • 50-59: 17.19 %
  • 60+: 70.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (17 people, 20.99%)
  • Back Pain (9 people, 11.11%)
  • Prophylaxis (8 people, 9.88%)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (7 people, 8.64%)
  • Dystonia (7 people, 8.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (27 people, 33.33%)
  • Lisinopril (25 people, 30.86%)
  • Lasix (13 people, 16.05%)
  • Nexium (11 people, 13.58%)
  • Multi-Vitamins (10 people, 12.35%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (41 people, 50.62%)
  • Nausea (24 people, 29.63%)
  • Vomiting (21 people, 25.93%)
  • Mental Status Changes (16 people, 19.75%)
  • Fatigue (16 people, 19.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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