Review: could Niacin cause Shortness Of Breath?


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 6,398 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 337 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 6,973 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with pain, nausea, high blood pressure, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 186,247 Shortness of breath patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

6,398 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 337 people (5.27%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Niacin when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 61.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.77 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 40.06 %
  • male: 59.94 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.35 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.09 %
  • 40-49: 7.09 %
  • 50-59: 19.5 %
  • 60+: 65.6 %

Severity if Shortness Of Breath when taking Niacin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Shortness Of Breath **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (41 people)
  • Hypertension (36 people)
  • Cardiac Disorder (22 people)
  • Pain (21 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (137 people)
  • Lisinopril (71 people)
  • Lasix (57 people)
  • Plavix (56 people)
  • Fish Oil (48 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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