Review: could Niaspan cause Memory Loss?


Memory loss is found among people who take Niaspan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 38,179 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 171 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Niaspan has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niaspan 42,175 users)

Memory Loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with drowsiness, confusional state, diarrhea, fall, insomnia (latest reports from 76,274 Memory loss patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

38,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan.
Among them, 171 people (0.45%) have Memory Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niaspan cause Memory loss?

Time on Niaspan when people have Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 23.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.65 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Memory Loss when taking Niaspan *:

  • female: 52.38 %
  • male: 47.62 %

Age of people who have Memory Loss when taking Niaspan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.57 %
  • 30-39: 0.79 %
  • 40-49: 20.47 %
  • 50-59: 23.62 %
  • 60+: 53.54 %

Severity if Memory Loss when taking Niaspan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (32 people)
  • Hypertension (20 people)
  • Depression (18 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (16 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (65 people)
  • Lipitor (49 people)
  • Prilosec (38 people)
  • Neurontin (36 people)
  • Plavix (35 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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