Review: could Niacin cause Constipation?
We study 5,752 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 (latest outcomes from 6,296 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Constipation (latest reports from 509,012 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 13, 2014: 5,752 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 509,928 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Niacin when people have Constipation * :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (21 people, 13.55%)
- Vitamin supplementation (18 people, 11.61%)
- Pain (17 people, 10.97%)
- Arthritis (13 people, 8.39%)
- Cardiac disorder (12 people, 7.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (75 people, 48.39%)
- Lipitor (37 people, 23.87%)
- Fish oil (36 people, 23.23%)
- Nexium (29 people, 18.71%)
- Vitamin e (27 people, 17.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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