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Review: could Niacin cause Low thyroid?

Summary: Low thyroid could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 5,744 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Low thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Low thyroid and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,284 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Low thyroid

Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) (latest reports from 128,799 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 46 people (0.80%) have Low Thyroid. They amount to 0.04% of all the 128,091 people who have Low Thyroid on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low thyroid in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Low thyroid * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low thyroid0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Low thyroid48.78%51.22%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low thyroid0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%17.24%82.76%

Severity of Low thyroid when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low thyroid0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Low thyroid ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low thyroid0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (12 people, 26.09%)
  2. Prophylaxis (9 people, 19.57%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 10.87%)
  4. Osteopenia (5 people, 10.87%)
  5. Diarrhoea (5 people, 10.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (30 people, 65.22%)
  2. Fosamax (17 people, 36.96%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (15 people, 32.61%)
  4. Synthroid (14 people, 30.43%)
  5. Centrum silver (13 people, 28.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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