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 5,767 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 6,313 Niacin users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,545 Weight gain patients)
On Jan, 13, 2015: 5,767 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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