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 5,771 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 6,317 Niacin users)
Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, hypothyroidism, depression. (latest reports from 49,671 Low thyroid patients)
On Apr, 20, 2015: 5,771 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Baclofen, Neurontin, Ibuprofen, Lipitor, Topamax, Niacin, Paxil CR, Alendronate Sodium, Clopidogrel for a 56-year old woman with Backaches And Stress, Seizures, Complicated Migraine, Total Cholesterol, Depression, Osteoporosis, Pad. The patient has Migraine, Brittle Bone Disease, Slurred Speech, Numbness
- A study of drug interactions between Niacin, Atorvastatin Calcium, Losartan, Warfarin Sodium for a 81-year old man with Avascular Necrosis, Blood Erythropoietin Decreased, Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Clot - Lung. The patient has Rash On Chest And Back
- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 67-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Hypothyroidism, Dry Mouth, Weight Gain, Sleepiness - During The Day
- A study of side effects of Provera for a 20-year old woman with Amenorrhoea. The patient has Hypothyroidism
- A study of side effects of NyQuil for a 46-year old woman with Sleep - Natural Short Sleeper. The patient has Hypothyroidism
Recent Niacin related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sodium Bicarbonate, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Niacin, Metformin, Lidoderm for a 64-year old man who has Medical
- Comparions of Losartan Potassium, Pravastatin Sodium, Testosterone, Niacin, Metoprolol Succinate for a 77-year old man who has High Blood Pressure
- Comparions of Niacin, Aggrenox for a 59-year old woman who has Stroke
- Comparions of Niacin, Invega Sustenna for a 40-year old man who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
- Comparions of Vitamin B7, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 for a 79-year old man who has Acute Brain Syndrome, Acute Confusional State, Delirium
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