Review: could Niacin cause Psychotic Disorder?


Summary

Psychotic disorder is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Chantix, and have Tobacco abuse . We study 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Psychotic disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Psychotic disorder 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)

Psychotic Disorder

Psychotic disorder has been reported by people with agitation, agranulocytosis, confusional state, drowsiness, fatigue (latest reports from 29,752 Psychotic disorder patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 16 people (0.23%) have Psychotic Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Psychotic disorder?

Time on Niacin when people have Psychotic Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Psychotic Disorder when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Psychotic Disorder when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 9.09 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 45.45 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 27.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Tobacco Abuse (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Major Depression (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Insomnia (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Cognitive Disorder (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Anxiety (3 people, 18.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Chantix (7 people, 43.75%)
  • Lipitor (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Glucotrol Xl (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Glucophage (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Vitamin E (5 people, 31.25%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Somnolence (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Nervous System Disorder (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Flatulence (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (6 people, 37.50%)
  • Constipation (6 people, 37.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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