Review: could Niacin cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have High density lipoprotein decreased.
We study 5,744 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,284 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Hair loss (latest reports from 226,693 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 34 people (0.59%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.02% of all the 226,536 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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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