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Review: could Niacin cause Restless legs syndrome (Restless leg 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 Preventive health care.

We study 5,767 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 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 6,313 Niacin users)

Restless legs syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,452 Restless legs syndrome patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 5,767 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 21 people (0.36%) have Restless Legs Syndrome.

Trend of Restless legs syndrome in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Restless legs syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Restless legs syndrome47.83%52.17%

Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless legs syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.14%92.86%

Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless legs syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless legs syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (7 people, 33.33%)
  2. Thyroidectomy (2 people, 9.52%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 9.52%)
  4. Muscle spasms (1 people, 4.76%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (1 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (16 people, 76.19%)
  2. Amoxicillin (12 people, 57.14%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (12 people, 57.14%)
  4. Nexium (8 people, 38.10%)
  5. Effexor xr (8 people, 38.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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