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Review: could Niacin cause Loss of memory (Memory loss)?

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 - 2 years, also take medication Lipitor, and have Pain.

We study 5,764 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Loss of memory. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of memory 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.

Loss of memory

Loss of memory (latest reports from 469,177 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 5,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 106 people (1.84%) have Loss Of Memory.

Trend of Loss of memory in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Loss of memory * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of memory25.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of memory when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Loss of memory58.93%41.07%

Age of people who have Loss of memory when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of memory0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.33%10.00%24.44%62.22%

Severity of Loss of memory when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of memory33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of memory ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of memory0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (19 people, 17.92%)
  2. Prophylaxis (17 people, 16.04%)
  3. Bone density abnormal (15 people, 14.15%)
  4. Prostate cancer (15 people, 14.15%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 9.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (60 people, 56.60%)
  2. Aspirin (46 people, 43.40%)
  3. Vitamin e (34 people, 32.08%)
  4. Prozac (27 people, 25.47%)
  5. Effexor (25 people, 23.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Halucinations, Talking Out Of Her Head, Sleeping Difficulty, Falling , Memory Loss, and takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, Geodon, Cogentin, Depakote)
    Sister takes over 16 perscriptions but the ones mentioned are severe.. due to being bi-polar, and severe agoraphobia and anxiety with depression..is this now her life? Not being able to fully comprehend or remember anything? Dropping things and falling when under the full impact of this medication? ...

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    I have always been very impatient about everything. I'm never on time I can't get anything accomplished around the house I can't concentrate or focus to get the laundry done or the dishes...I walk in circles most days accomplishing nothing! Paperwork really stresses me! Wheat her it be for my ki ...

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  • Memory loss& confusion
    (Asked by a 53 year old woman who has Loss Of Memory, and takes Celexa)
    I can not remember the majority or most of my past.I am very,very confused about things or stuff that I used to know everything about

  • Concerned about these two meds are they the cause for me doing things i don't ever do?
    (Asked by a 32 year old woman who has Abnormal Behaviour, Memory Loss, and takes Morphine Sulfate, Trazodone Hydrochloride)
    I take both these medications together Dailey and I am doing things I am unaware of doing I have conversation with people and don't remember having doing things I have never done is it caused from both of these medications

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