Niacin and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


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 High blood cholesterol . We study 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 358 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 7,422 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 284,000 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

6,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 358 people (5.44%) 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: 70 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 40.51 %
  • male: 59.49 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.34 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.76 %
  • 40-49: 6.76 %
  • 50-59: 19.93 %
  • 60+: 65.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (70 people, 19.55%)
  • High Blood Pressure (41 people, 11.45%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (27 people, 7.54%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (25 people, 6.98%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (22 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (148 people, 41.34%)
  • Lisinopril (74 people, 20.67%)
  • Plavix (60 people, 16.76%)
  • Lasix (59 people, 16.48%)
  • Fish Oil (53 people, 14.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (98 people, 27.37%)
  • Nausea (89 people, 24.86%)
  • Dizziness (87 people, 24.30%)
  • Weakness (82 people, 22.91%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (77 people, 21.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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