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Review: could Niacin cause Low thyroid (Hypothyroidism)?
We study 5,759 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 (latest outcomes from 6,307 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) (latest reports from 129,276 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, hypothyroidism, depression.
On Sep, 17, 2014: 5,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 46 people (0.80%) 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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