Niacin and Restless legs syndrome - from FDA reports


Restless legs syndrome is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Aspirin, and have Preventive health care . We study 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 23 have Restless legs syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless legs syndrome and more.

What to expect?

If you take Niacin and have Restless legs syndrome, find out what symptoms you could have in 1 year or longer.

You are not alone!

Join a support group for people who take Niacin and have Restless legs syndrome

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>


Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,423 users)

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 25,243 Restless legs syndrome patients).

On Feb, 27, 2017

6,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 23 people (0.35%) have Restless Legs Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Restless legs syndrome?

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

  • female: 47.83 %
  • male: 52.17 %

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: 8.33 %
  • 60+: 91.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Preventive Health Care (7 people, 30.43%)
  • Thyroid Gland Removal (2 people, 8.70%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (2 people, 8.70%)
  • Osteoporosis (1 person, 4.35%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (1 person, 4.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (14 people, 60.87%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (10 people, 43.48%)
  • Amoxicillin (10 people, 43.48%)
  • Nexium (8 people, 34.78%)
  • Effexor Xr (8 people, 34.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain In Extremity (12 people, 52.17%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 47.83%)
  • Sleep Apnea Syndrome (11 people, 47.83%)
  • Pain (11 people, 47.83%)
  • Nausea (11 people, 47.83%)

* 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.

Do you have Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin?

Browse all side effects of Niacin

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome

Could your condition cause Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome

Related studies

Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Niacin, Restless legs syndrome

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Niacin, Restless legs syndrome