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Review: could Niacin cause Weight gain?

We study 5,752 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 6,295 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,097 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Jul, 11, 2014: 5,752 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 157 people (2.73%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.03% of all the 526,570 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

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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  • Margriet on Feb, 27, 2012:

    I have been taking Clopidogrel 75mg since August 2011 from having a stroke. These are my findings,
    Excessive weight gain my weight has rocketed from 10.8 stone to 12 stone. Feelings of extreme tiredness dispite the fact that I am on the correct thyroid medication. Slowness of speech. A feeling of extreme unwellness. I have stopped taking Clopidogrel and am astounded that I have stopped walking around in a fog and no longer have slowed speech. I am now much more alert. I also think in time my weight will go down too. Next week I shall take these findings to my doctor and ask to be put onto the new drug TICAGRELOR. TICAGRELOR has had some astounding results, it is much more efficient than CLOIDOGREL. 1 IN 5 don't have repeated attacks and 1 in 5 don't have the need for heart surgery. Thankyou for taking the time to read this.
    My symptoms were common ones, the left side of my body has been affected and my right eye has about 50% of its sight. I no longer feel hunger pangs and have bowel problems. I hope this has been of use to someone.
    Margriet Askew UK

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  • I had side effects from statin drugs -- severe muscle and joint pain. Changed to Zetia and my knees hurt so badly that I almost could not get up and down out of a chair. Stopped Zetia and my knee pain disappeared within a few weeks. Have gained approximately 50 lb while on the drugs listed.

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