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 . We study 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 166 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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 7,422 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,298 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

6,577 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.

** Reports from social media are used.

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