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Review: could Niacin cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?

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 5,764 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 308 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 6,310 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of niacin reports

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,368,535 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Trend of Shortness of breath reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 5,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 308 people (5.34%) have Shortness Of Breath.

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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