Review: could Niacin cause Restless legs syndrome?
We study 5,752 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 (latest outcomes from 6,295 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) (latest reports from 68,559 patients) has been reported by people with restless leg syndrome, osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 5,752 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 21 people (0.37%) have Restless Legs Syndrome. They amount to 0.03% of all the 68,507 people who have Restless Legs Syndrome on eHealthMe.
Time on Niacin when people have Restless legs syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin * :
|Restless legs syndrome||47.83%||52.17% |
Age of people who have Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin * :
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.14%||92.86% |
Severity of Restless legs syndrome when taking Niacin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Restless legs syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Restless legs syndrome||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Prophylaxis (7 people, 33.33%)
- Thyroidectomy (2 people, 9.52%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 9.52%)
- Muscle spasms (1 people, 4.76%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (1 people, 4.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (16 people, 76.19%)
- Amoxicillin (12 people, 57.14%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (12 people, 57.14%)
- Nexium (8 people, 38.10%)
- Effexor xr (8 people, 38.10%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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