Review: could Niacin cause Erectile Dysfunction?


Summary

Erectile dysfunction is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Prophylaxis . We study 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction 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)

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction has been reported by people with skin blushing/flushing, drug ineffective, weakness, back pain, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 47,291 Erectile dysfunction patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 79 people (1.16%) have Erectile Dysfunction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Erectile dysfunction?

Time on Niacin when people have Erectile Dysfunction *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have Erectile Dysfunction when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Erectile Dysfunction when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.12 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 14.06 %
  • 60+: 70.31 %

Severity if Erectile Dysfunction when taking Niacin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Erectile Dysfunction **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (25 people, 31.65%)
  • Prostate Cancer (15 people, 18.99%)
  • Pain (15 people, 18.99%)
  • Bone Density Abnormal (15 people, 18.99%)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (12 people, 15.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (31 people, 39.24%)
  • Seroquel (24 people, 30.38%)
  • Zometa (22 people, 27.85%)
  • Lipitor (22 people, 27.85%)
  • Ibuprofen (22 people, 27.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthralgia (30 people, 37.97%)
  • Fatigue (29 people, 36.71%)
  • Depression (29 people, 36.71%)
  • Pain (27 people, 34.18%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (26 people, 32.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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