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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 High blood cholesterol.

We study 5,766 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 has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 6,312 users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 5,766 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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  • Is it ok to take fioricet and albuterol together?
    (Asked by a 28 year old woman who has Shortness Of Breath, and takes Albuterol, Fioricet)
    I have been having bad headaches the pain is behind my eyes front for head and temples (I have also had a warming sensation in the back of head and thought body here and there that no one can explain to me ) but I have been subscribed fioricet but I'm a chronic asthmatic so I take albuterol inhaler and some times solution for my neb I read that these 2 can have interation and I been feeling shortness of breath which I know can be a side effect from fioricet but I do take my inhaler daily and I want to check if anyone has been in same situation and if there were any interactions
  • I have been taking iophen cnr liquid for about 6 years now almost every day and now i'm wondering if it has any long term side effects cause im taking it for breathing problems doesnt seem to working
    (Asked by a 21 year old woman who has Breathing Difficulty)
    Ok so I've been taking this medicine for 5 to 6 years now almost every day several times a day for a terrible cough I have and breathing issue but under some further investigation I've found that this medication may be making my breathing issues worse when I was told that it would make them better. It's been several years and I just want to be able to breathe normally and Easily again but this "medicine" doesn't seem to be doing the job
  • Can long term use of vicodin cause hallucinations? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Shortness Of Breath, Confusion, Sleepy, and takes Vicodin)
    My 87 yr Mom has taken copious amts of Vicodin for 25+ yrs for arthritis & surgery pain management. Recently, Mom said the "carpet bubbles up 3-4 ft & trips her". Are hallucinations like this a sign of serious drug abuse? Is Mom's life in danger of drug overdose?
  • Trouble breathing on xeloda
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Breathing Difficulty, and takes Xeloda)
    Been on 3000 mil of xeloda for 5 treatments. Last one at start of 7 days off breathing just got more difficult to walk from room to room
  • Does bcaa cause migraines?
    (Asked by a 40 year old woman who has CFS, Migraines , and takes Cod Liver Oil, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid), Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Coenzyme Q10, Iron Dextran, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride)
    I took 3 capsules of BCAA and within the next hour I developed a very aggressive migraine. Believing the migraine may have been separate to the tablets, I took another 3 capsules the next day and again within 1 hour I developed a very aggressive migraines. Has anyone had a similar adverse reaction?

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