Review: could Niacin cause Restless Legs Syndrome?


Summary

Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Prophylaxis . We study 5,905 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome 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 6,361 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with blood glucose increased, pain, arthropathy, abdominal discomfort, sleep disorder (latest reports from 16,562 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

5,905 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 25 people (0.42%) have Restless Legs Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Restless legs syndrome?

Time on Niacin when people have Restless Legs Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 48 %
  • male: 52 %

Age of people who have Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 87.5 %

Severity if Restless Legs Syndrome when taking Niacin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Restless Legs Syndrome **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Prophylaxis (7 people)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (4 people)
  • Osteoporosis (4 people)
  • Poor Peripheral Circulation (3 people)
  • Gerd (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (16 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (10 people)
  • Amoxicillin (10 people)
  • Ibuprofen (8 people)
  • Effexor Xr (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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