Niacin and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

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 . We study 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 44 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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 7,422 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

6,577 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%)
  • Rashes (7 people, 15.91%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (7 people, 15.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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