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Review: could Niacin cause Psychotic disorder?

Summary: Psychotic disorder could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Chantix, and have Tobacco abuse.

We study 5,735 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Psychotic disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Psychotic disorder and more.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 15 people (0.26%) have Psychotic Disorder. They amount to 0.02% of all the 82,647 people who have Psychotic Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Psychotic disorder in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Psychotic disorder * :

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

FemaleMale
Psychotic disorder66.67%33.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Psychotic disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%20.00%30.00%

Severity of Psychotic disorder when taking Niacin ** :

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How people recovered from Psychotic disorder ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Tobacco abuse (6 people, 40.00%)
  2. Major depression (3 people, 20.00%)
  3. Anxiety (3 people, 20.00%)
  4. Insomnia (3 people, 20.00%)
  5. Cognitive disorder (3 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (7 people, 46.67%)
  2. Glucotrol xl (6 people, 40.00%)
  3. Vitamin e (6 people, 40.00%)
  4. Lipitor (6 people, 40.00%)
  5. Glucophage (6 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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