Niacin and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Hair loss is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Hair loss 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 Apr, 28, 2017

6,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 44 people (0.67%) have Hair Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Hair loss?

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 59.09 %
  • male: 40.91 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.5 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.5 %
  • 40-49: 7.5 %
  • 50-59: 27.5 %
  • 60+: 55.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (8 people, 18.18%)
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma Stage Unspecified (3 people, 6.82%)
  • High Blood Pressure (3 people, 6.82%)
  • Crohn's Disease (3 people, 6.82%)
  • Breast Cancer (2 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (14 people, 31.82%)
  • Lipitor (12 people, 27.27%)
  • Atenolol (11 people, 25.00%)
  • Paxil (9 people, 20.45%)
  • Lisinopril (8 people, 18.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (13 people, 29.55%)
  • Weakness (8 people, 18.18%)
  • Gastritis (8 people, 18.18%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (7 people, 15.91%)
  • Mitral Valve Incompetence (7 people, 15.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Hair loss when taking Niacin?


Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,436 users)

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