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Review: could Niacin cause Constipation?

We study 5,753 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 155 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,298 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 509,290 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 5,753 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 155 people (2.69%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.03% of all the 509,237 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation48.05%51.95%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.83%0.00%0.00%0.83%9.92%10.74%18.18%59.50%

Severity of Constipation when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (21 people, 13.55%)
  2. Vitamin supplementation (18 people, 11.61%)
  3. Pain (17 people, 10.97%)
  4. Arthritis (13 people, 8.39%)
  5. Cardiac disorder (12 people, 7.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (75 people, 48.39%)
  2. Lipitor (37 people, 23.87%)
  3. Fish oil (36 people, 23.23%)
  4. Nexium (29 people, 18.71%)
  5. Vitamin e (27 people, 17.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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