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Review: could Niacin cause Schizophrenia?

We study 5,759 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Schizophrenia and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,307 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes) (latest reports from 53,233 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, schizophrenia, paranoid type, high blood pressure, insomnia.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 5,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 1 people (0.02%) has Schizophrenia.

Trend of Schizophrenia in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Schizophrenia * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Schizophrenia when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Schizophrenia0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Schizophrenia when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Schizophrenia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Schizophrenia when taking Niacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Schizophrenia ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zinc (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Fish oil (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Magnesium (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Vitamin b-12 (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Vitamin b complex cap (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Was on Metformin (1000 mg per day), which was recently increased with a goal of 2000 mg per day (gradual increase). In the AM, I usually start with a cup of coffee, then breakfast, followed by more coffee (two cups per day). I take metformin immediately following meals. I fix up my coffee with organic half & half, and pure stevia. When drinking coffee, or dairy products, I experience severe upset stomach, without bowl and abdominal sounds. Is it possible I developed a form of lactose intolerance? This is the "only" dairy I use and prefer to use unsweetened almond milk in place of dairy, except for coffee. This morning, as an experiment, I decided not to fix any coffee and the symptoms have subsided so far today.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Erica on Jun, 28, 2014:

    My daughter also developed schizophrenia while on accutane. I am led to believe that it will be a permanent condition. She will suffer with this for the rest of her life. Do not allow your children to take accutane.

    Reply

    Chris Dee on Sep, 17, 2011:

    My son developed schizophrenia after taking accutane. He now wonders around Ontario, homeless, angry, and unable to make appropriate decisions for himself and there's nothing we can do.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Tremor rather moderate came on 6 weeks ago suddenly

    Reply

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