Niacin and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Vitamin supplementation. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,579 people who have side effects when taking Niacin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 23, 2017

6,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 179 people (2.72%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Constipation?

Time on Niacin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 50.28 %
  • male: 49.72 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.71 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.71 %
  • 30-39: 10.0 %
  • 40-49: 8.57 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 60.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Vitamin Supplementation (18 people, 10.06%)
  • Pain (16 people, 8.94%)
  • Quit Smoking (15 people, 8.38%)
  • Osteoporosis (14 people, 7.82%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (13 people, 7.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (58 people, 32.40%)
  • Lipitor (44 people, 24.58%)
  • Fish Oil (41 people, 22.91%)
  • Nexium (29 people, 16.20%)
  • Zocor (27 people, 15.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (58 people, 32.40%)
  • Nausea (51 people, 28.49%)
  • Pain In Extremity (45 people, 25.14%)
  • Joint Pain (44 people, 24.58%)
  • Diarrhea (42 people, 23.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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