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. This review analyzes which people have Restless legs syndrome with Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,579 people who have side effects when taking Niacin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 30, 2017

6,579 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%)
  • Quit Smoking (1 person, 4.35%)
  • Osteoporosis (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.

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Do you have Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin?


Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,436 users)

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