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Review: could Niacin cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 5,769 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 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 6,313 Niacin users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 5,767 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 35 people (0.61%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss53.85%46.15%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.63%2.63%10.53%10.53%21.05%52.63%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 11.43%)
  2. High density lipoprotein decreased (4 people, 11.43%)
  3. Renal cell carcinoma stage unspecified (3 people, 8.57%)
  4. Hypersensitivity (3 people, 8.57%)
  5. Hypertension (3 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (18 people, 51.43%)
  2. Atenolol (11 people, 31.43%)
  3. Paxil (11 people, 31.43%)
  4. Lipitor (9 people, 25.71%)
  5. Zocor (8 people, 22.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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    tom had stents placed 1 1/2 ago ,,,,was only on Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg 1x a day ......and plavix and Ranitdine for heartburn... He just went to the DR and they told him to take losartan 1 time a day 50mg....Tom thought they said liptor ,,,,I recalling the Dr to make sure since I was not there at the time of this visit ,,,,,any suggestions if both high blood pressure med's are taken at the same time
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    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
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    What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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