Could Niacin cause Constipation - from FDA reports
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 High blood cholesterol . We study 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 179 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,420 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,548 Constipation patients).
On Dec, 17, 2016
6,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 179 people (2.72%) have Constipation
Number of reports submitted per year:
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 *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (38 people, 21.23%)
- Vitamin Supplementation (18 people, 10.06%)
- Pain (16 people, 8.94%)
- Quit Smoking (15 people, 8.38%)
- Osteoporosis (14 people, 7.82%)
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.
** Reports from social media are used.
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