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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 Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 5,766 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

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,311 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of niacin reports

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 75,856 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Weight gain reports

On Nov, 13, 2014: 5,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 157 people (2.72%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain10.00%30.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain46.54%53.46%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%1.56%0.00%10.16%19.53%23.44%45.31%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (15 people, 9.55%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (12 people, 7.64%)
  3. Pain (10 people, 6.37%)
  4. Hypertension (9 people, 5.73%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 5.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (64 people, 40.76%)
  2. Lasix (32 people, 20.38%)
  3. Lipitor (31 people, 19.75%)
  4. Coumadin (20 people, 12.74%)
  5. Lisinopril (19 people, 12.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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