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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 5,766 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Niacin and have Low thyroid >>>

Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 6,312 users)

Low thyroid

Low Thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Low Thyroid 43,270 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 5,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 47 people (0.82%) have Low Thyroid.

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%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Low thyroid50.00%50.00%

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%20.00%80.00%

Severity of Low thyroid when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low thyroid0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Low thyroid ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Low thyroid0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (12 people, 25.53%)
  2. Prophylaxis (9 people, 19.15%)
  3. Osteopenia (5 people, 10.64%)
  4. Diarrhoea (5 people, 10.64%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 10.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (30 people, 63.83%)
  2. Fosamax (17 people, 36.17%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (15 people, 31.91%)
  4. Synthroid (14 people, 29.79%)
  5. Centrum silver (13 people, 27.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Is it okay to take co enzyme q 10 with levothyroxine
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, and takes Levothyroxine Sodium)
    Is it okay to take Co Enzyme Q10 with Lovothyroxine. Will it stop my Levothyroxine from working properly. I am also on Simvastaton. Would appreciate any advice on this.
  • Omeprazole or pantoprazole?
    (Asked by a 39 year old woman who has Hormone Level Nos Abnormal, Hypothyroidism, Tinnitus, Migraine With Aura, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Insomnia, Ulcer - Stomach, and takes Lasix, Topamax, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Inderal, Pantoprazole)
    I take an oral contraceptive, Diane-35 ED, which is not in the list of drugs to choose from on this site. Recently, the medication I was taking for my stomach ulcer (Omeprazole) became unavailable in my country of residence and was replaced by Patoprazole. I started taking it yesterday morning a ...
  • Has anyone been prescribed methotrexate for granuloma annulare?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, Granuloma Annulare, and takes Topamax, Calcium , Vitamin D, Zetia, Effexor Xr, Levoxyl)
    I have had GA for 2 years now, however it has gotten progressively worse the past 6 months. It has now spread over 80% of my body. I am seeing an Endocrinologist next week as I believe my thyroid may play a big role in this. My Regular Dr. suggested I speak to Endocrinologist about a drug called Met ...
  • I have been on armour 8 days started at 1 grain after having been on 88 mcg synthroid.
    (Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Hypothyroidism, and takes Armour Thyroid)
    Was on 88mcg synthroid. Test was 4.75 tsh and low t3 3.3. Switched 8 days ago to 1 grain armour and now feel shaky. Pulse 90. Had diarrhea and vomiting last night at 1 in am. Is it working too fast? Felt good earlier in week and slept all night for first time in months.
  • Can people with hypothyroidism take garcinia cambogia? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 15 year old girl who has Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Hypothyroidism, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, and takes Nabumetone, Levothyroxine Sodium, Prednisone, Plaquenil)
    I have hypothyroidism, ITP, and MCTD. With me having all of these issues and taking all these different medications, I was wondering if it would be safe for me to take a diet pill named garcinia cambogia.

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