Niacin and Loss of memory - from FDA reports


Summary

Loss of memory is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lipitor, and have Pain . We study 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 121 have Loss of memory. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of memory and more.

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Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,423 users)

Loss Of Memory

Loss of memory has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,192 Loss of memory patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

6,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 121 people (1.84%) have Loss Of Memory


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Loss of memory?

Time on Niacin when people have Loss Of Memory *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loss Of Memory when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 57.85 %
  • male: 42.15 %

Age of people who have Loss Of Memory when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.3 %
  • 40-49: 7.53 %
  • 50-59: 23.66 %
  • 60+: 64.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (19 people, 15.70%)
  • Prostate Cancer (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Preventive Health Care (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Bone Density Abnormal (15 people, 12.40%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (14 people, 11.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (60 people, 49.59%)
  • Aspirin (41 people, 33.88%)
  • Prozac (27 people, 22.31%)
  • Effexor (26 people, 21.49%)
  • Ambien (25 people, 20.66%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (39 people, 32.23%)
  • Joint Pain (36 people, 29.75%)
  • Depression (35 people, 28.93%)
  • Headache (34 people, 28.10%)
  • Pain (32 people, 26.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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