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Review: could Niacin cause Varicose vein?

Summary: Varicose vein could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Catapres, and have Hyperlipidaemia.

We study 5,735 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Varicose vein. Find out below who they are, when they have Varicose vein and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 9 people (0.16%) have Varicose Vein. They amount to 0.05% of all the 17,332 people who have Varicose Vein on eHealthMe.

Trend of Varicose vein in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Varicose vein * :

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Gender of people who have Varicose vein when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Varicose vein66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Varicose vein when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Varicose vein0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Varicose vein when taking Niacin ** :

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How people recovered from Varicose vein ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hyperlipidaemia (6 people, 66.67%)
  2. Glaucoma (4 people, 44.44%)
  3. Oedema (4 people, 44.44%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 44.44%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 44.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Catapres (4 people, 44.44%)
  2. Prevacid (4 people, 44.44%)
  3. Procardia (4 people, 44.44%)
  4. Levothyroxine sodium (4 people, 44.44%)
  5. Fosamax (4 people, 44.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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