Review: could Niacin cause Low thyroid (Hypothyroidism)?
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 5,767 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Low thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Low thyroid and more.
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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,313 Niacin users)
Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 49,470 Low thyroid patients)
On Dec, 31, 2014: 5,767 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 47 people (0.81%) have Low Thyroid.
Time on Niacin when people have Low thyroid * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Low thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Low thyroid when taking Niacin * :
|Low thyroid||50.00%||50.00% |
Age of people who have Low thyroid when taking Niacin * :
|Low thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Severity of Low thyroid when taking Niacin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Low thyroid ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low thyroid||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (12 people, 25.53%)
- Prophylaxis (9 people, 19.15%)
- Osteopenia (5 people, 10.64%)
- Diarrhoea (5 people, 10.64%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 10.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (30 people, 63.83%)
- Fosamax (17 people, 36.17%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (15 people, 31.91%)
- Synthroid (14 people, 29.79%)
- Centrum silver (13 people, 27.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in Sept. 2012 after 6 yrs. of taking Tramadol 50mg. I had gotten it under control using Red Yeast Rice 200mg 3 times a day, Niacin, and Multi-vitamin with iodine. I was told to eat more fish and add iodized salt to my diet which I had done. Then after starting the Pantoprazole my thyroid test came back showing my TSH and T3 were abnormal again. My doctor had me stop the Pantoprazole. Now I'm starting to think that it's the Tramadol and that the Pantoprazole only made things worse for me. I'm looking into Iodine supplements now to help my thyroid.
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