Review: could Niacin cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 5,770 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 157 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,317 Niacin users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)
On Mar, 15, 2015: 5,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 157 people (2.72%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Niacin when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||10.00%||30.00%||0.00%||20.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Niacin * :
|Weight gain||46.54%||53.46% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Niacin * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||1.56%||0.00%||10.16%||19.53%||23.44%||45.31% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Niacin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (15 people, 9.55%)
- Fibromyalgia (12 people, 7.64%)
- Pain (10 people, 6.37%)
- Hypertension (9 people, 5.73%)
- Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 5.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (64 people, 40.76%)
- Lasix (32 people, 20.38%)
- Lipitor (31 people, 19.75%)
- Coumadin (20 people, 12.74%)
- Lisinopril (19 people, 12.10%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Lyrica for a 30-year old woman with Nerve Injury. The patient has Lower Sex Driver, Weight Gain, Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat)
- A study of drug interactions between Metoprolol Succinate, Methotrexate Sodium Preservative Free, Plavix, Plaquenil, Humira, Folic Acid, Atorvastatin Calcium for a 59-year old woman with Coronary Artery Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Weight Gain
- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 67-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development), Dry Mouth, Weight Gain, Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)
- A study of drug interactions between Alesse, Garcinia Cambogia for a 34-year old woman with Premenstrual Syndrome, Weight Loss. The patient has Fluid Retention, Weight Gain
- A study of drug interactions between Bricanyl, Ventolin for a 51-year old man with Asthma. The patient has Weight Gain
Recent Niacin related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sodium Bicarbonate, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Niacin, Metformin, Lidoderm for a 64-year old man who has Medical
- Comparions of Losartan Potassium, Pravastatin Sodium, Testosterone, Niacin, Metoprolol Succinate for a 77-year old man who has High Blood Pressure
- Comparions of Niacin, Aggrenox for a 59-year old woman who has Stroke
- Comparions of Niacin, Invega Sustenna for a 40-year old man who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
- Comparions of Vitamin B7, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 for a 79-year old man who has Acute Brain Syndrome, Acute Confusional State, Delirium
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