Review: could Niacin cause Fibromyalgia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 5,728 people who take Niacin. Among them, 20 have Fibromyalgia. See who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,280 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Niacin include nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) (latest reports from 89,541 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 5,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 20 people (0.36%) have Fibromyalgia.
Time on Niacin when people have Fibromyalgia * :
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Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin * :
Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin * :
Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Niacin ** :
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How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (10 people, 50.00%)
- Insomnia (9 people, 45.00%)
- Multiple myeloma (7 people, 35.00%)
- Osteopenia (4 people, 20.00%)
- Osteoporosis (4 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (15 people, 75.00%)
- Dilaudid (11 people, 55.00%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (11 people, 55.00%)
- Lorazepam (10 people, 50.00%)
- Ambien (10 people, 50.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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