Review: could Niacin cause Loss Of Memory?


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 - 2 years, also take medication Lipitor, and have Pain . We study 6,675 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have Loss of memory. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of memory and more.

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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,255 users)

Loss Of Memory

Loss of memory has been reported by people with confusional state, weakness, drowsiness, diarrhea, memory loss (latest reports from 76,274 Loss of memory patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

6,675 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 115 people (1.72%) 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: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 40 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 57.39 %
  • male: 42.61 %

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: 4.4 %
  • 40-49: 8.79 %
  • 50-59: 23.08 %
  • 60+: 63.74 %

Severity if Loss Of Memory when taking Niacin **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Loss Of Memory **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (19 people)
  • Prostate Cancer (15 people)
  • Prophylaxis (15 people)
  • Bone Density Abnormal (15 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (59 people)
  • Aspirin (38 people)
  • Prozac (28 people)
  • Effexor (26 people)
  • Ambien (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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