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Review: could Niacin cause Shortness of breath?

We study 5,756 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 363 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,303 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,351,833 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 5,753 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 308 people (5.35%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,342,731 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath58.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath39.68%60.32%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%0.37%0.00%6.96%6.96%20.51%65.20%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (40 people, 12.99%)
  2. Hypertension (30 people, 9.74%)
  3. Cardiac disorder (25 people, 8.12%)
  4. Pain (21 people, 6.82%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (20 people, 6.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (167 people, 54.22%)
  2. Lisinopril (71 people, 23.05%)
  3. Plavix (60 people, 19.48%)
  4. Lasix (57 people, 18.51%)
  5. Coreg (50 people, 16.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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