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 5,771 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 has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,317 Niacin users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Apr, 15, 2015: 5,771 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 35 people (0.61%) 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%||66.67%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Niacin * :
|Hair loss||53.85%||46.15% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Niacin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||2.63%||2.63%||10.53%||10.53%||21.05%||52.63% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Niacin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||33.33%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 11.43%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (4 people, 11.43%)
- Renal cell carcinoma stage unspecified (3 people, 8.57%)
- Hypersensitivity (3 people, 8.57%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 8.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (18 people, 51.43%)
- Atenolol (11 people, 31.43%)
- Paxil (11 people, 31.43%)
- Lipitor (9 people, 25.71%)
- Zocor (8 people, 22.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Hydralazine Hydrochloride for a 56-year old man with High Blood Pressure. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Amlodipine Besylate for a 66-year old woman with Hypertension. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Diazepam for a 32-year old woman with Stress And Anxiety. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Baclofen, Neurontin, Ibuprofen, Lipitor, Topamax, Niacin, Paxil CR, Alendronate Sodium, Clopidogrel for a 56-year old woman with Backaches And Stress, Seizures, Complicated Migraine, Total Cholesterol, Depression, Osteoporosis, Pad. The patient has Migraine, Brittle Bone Disease, Slurred Speech, Numbness
- A study of drug interactions between Centrum, Biotin, Lexapro, Vitamin D, Verapamil Hydrochloride, Losartan for a 65-year old woman with Vitamin B2 Deficiency, Hair Growth Abnormal, Anxiety Disorder, Vitamin D Decreased, Blood Pressure Increased. The patient has Hair Loss, Night Sweats
Recent Niacin related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sodium Bicarbonate, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Niacin, Metformin, Lidoderm for a 64-year old man who has Medical
- Comparions of Losartan Potassium, Pravastatin Sodium, Testosterone, Niacin, Metoprolol Succinate for a 77-year old man who has High Blood Pressure
- Comparions of Niacin, Aggrenox for a 59-year old woman who has Stroke
- Comparions of Niacin, Invega Sustenna for a 40-year old man who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
- Comparions of Vitamin B7, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 for a 79-year old man who has Acute Brain Syndrome, Acute Confusional State, Delirium
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