Review: could Niacin cause Low thyroid?
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.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Niacin and have Low thyroid >>>
Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,303 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Low thyroid (abnormally low thyroid hormone production) (latest reports from 129,035 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, hypothyroidism, depression.
On Aug, 18, 2014: 5,753 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 130,216 people who have Low Thyroid on eHealthMe.
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.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Get connected! Join a mobile support group:
- group for people who take Niacin and have Low Thyroid
- group for people who take Niacin
- group for people who have Low Thyroid
Comments from related studies:
From this study (4 days ago):
No weight problems until started taking the pravastatin and the levothyroxine
, started both meds same time
From this study (2 months ago):
Was on Metformin (1000 mg per day), which was recently increased with a goal of 2000 mg per day (gradual increase). In the AM, I usually start with a cup of coffee, then breakfast, followed by more coffee (two cups per day). I take metformin immediately following meals. I fix up my coffee with organic half & half, and pure stevia. When drinking coffee, or dairy products, I experience severe upset stomach, without bowl and abdominal sounds. Is it possible I developed a form of lactose intolerance? This is the "only" dairy I use and prefer to use unsweetened almond milk in place of dairy, except for coffee. This morning, as an experiment, I decided not to fix any coffee and the symptoms have subsided so far today.
From this study (3 months ago):
Following moderate whiplash injury in a road traffic accident three years ago, symptoms of pain, exhaustion, IBS, headache, nausea have continued and my quality of life consists of work and recovering.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Omeprazole or 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?
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.
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.
More questions for: Niacin, Low thyroid
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Shortness of breath after taking levothyroxine for 8-10 yrs.
I have been experiencing shortness of breath lately when taking the levothyroxine. If I stop taking it for a couple of days my shortness of breath is pretty much gone.
- My memory loss due to omeprazole
I took omeprazole for 20 years until I developed edema of the lower extremities. I started having memory problems right away and they still persist even though I have not taken omeprazole now for about 6 yrs. I am hoping it will dissipate or clear my system. I do not have a constant memory proble ...
- Lipitor bad reaction
I was on lipitor for 5 years started at 10mg and the headaches started. At 5 years on I was up to 80mg and had severe migraines every day. Was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism and given synthroid. Also had a prescription for migraine meds that did nothing. My daughter found out she and her kids ha ...
More reviews for: Niacin, Low thyroid
On eHealthMe, Niacin (niacin) is often used for high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions Niacin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Niacin used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.