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Review: could Niacin cause Fibromyalgia?

Summary: Fibromyalgia could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 5,744 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,284 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) (latest reports from 91,953 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 20 people (0.35%) have Fibromyalgia. They amount to 0.02% of all the 91,945 people who have Fibromyalgia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Fibromyalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia89.47%10.53%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%0.00%61.11%33.33%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (10 people, 50.00%)
  2. Insomnia (9 people, 45.00%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (7 people, 35.00%)
  4. Osteoporosis (4 people, 20.00%)
  5. Sleep disorder (4 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (15 people, 75.00%)
  2. Dilaudid (11 people, 55.00%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (11 people, 55.00%)
  4. Lorazepam (10 people, 50.00%)
  5. Ambien (10 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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