Review: could Niacin cause Mania?


Summary

Mania is reported only by a few people who take Niacin. We study 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Mania. Find out below who they are, when they have Mania and more.

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Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,412 users)

Mania

Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood) has been reported by people with fever, drug ineffective, confusional state, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 14,247 Mania patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 4 people (0.06%) have Mania


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Mania?

Gender of people who have Mania when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Mania when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 25 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Cognitive Disorder (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Abnormal Behaviour (1 person, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aricept (3 people, 75.00%)
  • Tamsulosin Hcl (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Loratadine (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Donepezil Hcl (2 people, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Syncope (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Nightmare (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Hallucination, Visual (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Bradycardia (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Blood Pressure Decreased (2 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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