Niacin and Low thyroid - from FDA reports


Low thyroid is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis. This review analyzes which people have Low thyroid with Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,579 people who have side effects when taking Niacin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 16, 2017

6,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 52 people (0.79%) have Low Thyroid

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Low thyroid?

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

  • female: 44.68 %
  • male: 55.32 %

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: 18.75 %
  • 60+: 81.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (14 people, 26.92%)
  • Preventive Health Care (9 people, 17.31%)
  • Osteopenia (6 people, 11.54%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (6 people, 11.54%)
  • High Blood Pressure (5 people, 9.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (31 people, 59.62%)
  • Fosamax (20 people, 38.46%)
  • Synthroid (17 people, 32.69%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (14 people, 26.92%)
  • Centrum Silver (13 people, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Osteoarthritis (28 people, 53.85%)
  • High Blood Pressure (25 people, 48.08%)
  • Nausea (22 people, 42.31%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (22 people, 42.31%)
  • Joint Pain (21 people, 40.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Low thyroid when taking Niacin?


Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,436 users)

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Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, osteopenia, depression (latest reports from 82,833 Low thyroid patients).

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