Review: could Niacin cause Low thyroid?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 4.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 5,728 people who take Niacin. Among them, 46 have Low thyroid. See who they are, when they have Low thyroid and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,280 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Niacin include nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) (latest reports from 126,342 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia, multiple sclerosis.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 5,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 46 people (0.84%) 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%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Low thyroid when taking Niacin * :
|Low thyroid||48.78%||51.22% |
Age of people who have Low thyroid when taking Niacin * :
|Low thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||17.24%||82.76% |
Severity of Low thyroid when taking Niacin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Low thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Low thyroid ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Low thyroid||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (12 people, 26.09%)
- Prophylaxis (9 people, 19.57%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 10.87%)
- Osteopenia (5 people, 10.87%)
- Diarrhoea (5 people, 10.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (30 people, 65.22%)
- Fosamax (17 people, 36.96%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (15 people, 32.61%)
- Synthroid (14 people, 30.43%)
- Centrum silver (13 people, 28.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Trying to find out if 1000 mg of slow release niacin per day could have caused by GGT levels to rise to 139?
Ed on Feb, 23, 2014:
Sustained release niacin has a much higher incidence of adverse liver effects such as raised liver enzymes than does immediate release niacin. Although 2,000 mg of sustained release niacin is the recommended dose, adverse liver effects can occur with as little as 500 mg, although the incidence is much lower at a lower dose.
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