Review: could Niacin cause Low Thyroid?


Summary

Low thyroid is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis . We study 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Low thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Low thyroid 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 7,412 users)

Low Thyroid

Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, diarrhea, joint pain, fatigue (latest reports from 74,747 Low thyroid patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 54 people (0.79%) have Low Thyroid


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Low thyroid?

Time on Niacin when people have Low Thyroid *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Low Thyroid when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 46.94 %
  • male: 53.06 %

Age of people who have Low Thyroid when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 23.53 %
  • 60+: 76.47 %

Severity if Low Thyroid when taking Niacin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Low Thyroid **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (14 people, 25.93%)
  • Prophylaxis (9 people, 16.67%)
  • Osteopenia (6 people, 11.11%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (6 people, 11.11%)
  • Diarrhoea (5 people, 9.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (31 people, 57.41%)
  • Fosamax (20 people, 37.04%)
  • Synthroid (17 people, 31.48%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (15 people, 27.78%)
  • Centrum Silver (13 people, 24.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteoarthritis (28 people, 51.85%)
  • Hypertension (25 people, 46.30%)
  • Nausea (22 people, 40.74%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (21 people, 38.89%)
  • Arthralgia (21 people, 38.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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