Niacin and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,579 people who have side effects when taking Niacin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 02, 2017

6,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 166 people (2.52%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Weight gain?

Time on Niacin when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 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 Weight Gain when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 47.88 %
  • male: 52.12 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.6 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 10.4 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 23.2 %
  • 60+: 44.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (28 people, 16.87%)
  • High Blood Pressure (14 people, 8.43%)
  • Pain (12 people, 7.23%)
  • Fibromyalgia (11 people, 6.63%)
  • Diabetes (10 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (43 people, 25.90%)
  • Lasix (33 people, 19.88%)
  • Lipitor (31 people, 18.67%)
  • Coumadin (21 people, 12.65%)
  • Lisinopril (19 people, 11.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (48 people, 28.92%)
  • Fatigue (47 people, 28.31%)
  • Weakness (42 people, 25.30%)
  • Headache (33 people, 19.88%)
  • Hypoaesthesia (30 people, 18.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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