Review: Hair loss in Niacin
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 19, 2013)
Severity ratings: 1.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Hair loss by studying 5,486 people who take Niacin. We analyze: the time on Niacin when people have Hair loss, gender and age of these people, the severity of Hair loss, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Niacin. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Niacin (latest outcomes) 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.
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Nov, 19, 2013: 5,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 34 people (0.62%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Niacin when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Niacin * :
|Hair loss||52.63%||47.37% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Niacin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||2.70%||2.70%||10.81%||10.81%||21.62%||51.35% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Niacin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- High density lipoprotein decreased (4 people, 11.76%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 11.76%)
- Hypersensitivity (3 people, 8.82%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 8.82%)
- Renal cell carcinoma stage unspecified (3 people, 8.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (18 people, 52.94%)
- Atenolol (11 people, 32.35%)
- Paxil (11 people, 32.35%)
- Lipitor (9 people, 26.47%)
- Zocor (8 people, 23.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- By milpro: Does prolia cause hair loss?
(for a 90 year old woman who has Hair Loss, and takes Prolia)
losing my hair is very upsetting
would other vitamins and supplements be the cause?
(Number of patients like milpro: 205)
- By Rhonda: Can miralax cause hair loss
(for a 58 year old woman who has Constipation, Migraine - Common, Hair Loss, and takes Miralax)
I have been having a significant hair loss for the last 4 weeks. I was admitted to the hospital for a GINA bleed and was told that I needed to take Miralax daily. I was wondering if the is a connection between Miralax and my hair loss
(Number of patients like Rhonda: 636)
- By Dalton: Was my pheochromocytoma caused by accutane?
(for a 23 year old man who has Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Ulcerative Colitis, Pheochromocytoma, Depression - Chronic, Hair Loss, Spontaneous Pneumothorax, and takes Accutane, Lexapro)
In 2005 I began using Sotret, which is a generic brand of Accutane, for 6 months. In 2006 I began struggling with major depressive disorder. In 2009 I began very rapid hair loss (such that I had to begin shaving my head in 2011) and also began having chronic yet sporadic diarrhea and lower back pain ...
(Number of patients like Dalton: 2,347)
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