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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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High density lipoprotein decreased.

We study 5,764 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

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,310 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

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Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,504 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

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On Nov, 13, 2014: 5,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 34 people (0.59%) 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%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss52.63%47.37%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.70%2.70%10.81%10.81%21.62%51.35%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High density lipoprotein decreased (4 people, 11.76%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 11.76%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (3 people, 8.82%)
  4. Hypertension (3 people, 8.82%)
  5. Renal cell carcinoma stage unspecified (3 people, 8.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (18 people, 52.94%)
  2. Atenolol (11 people, 32.35%)
  3. Paxil (11 people, 32.35%)
  4. Lipitor (9 people, 26.47%)
  5. Zocor (8 people, 23.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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