Niaspan and Memory loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Memory loss is found among people who take Niaspan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 42,829 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA. Among them, 190 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Niaspan

Niaspan has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niaspan 43,766 users)

Memory Loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,178 Memory loss patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

42,829 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan.
Among them, 190 people (0.44%) have Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niaspan cause Memory loss?

Time on Niaspan when people have Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 36.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 51.34 %
  • male: 48.66 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.48 %
  • 30-39: 0.74 %
  • 40-49: 21.48 %
  • 50-59: 23.7 %
  • 60+: 52.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (59 people, 31.05%)
  • High Blood Pressure (25 people, 13.16%)
  • Depression (20 people, 10.53%)
  • Quit Smoking (19 people, 10.00%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (16 people, 8.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (63 people, 33.16%)
  • Lipitor (53 people, 27.89%)
  • Prilosec (42 people, 22.11%)
  • Crestor (40 people, 21.05%)
  • Neurontin (36 people, 18.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (46 people, 24.21%)
  • Fatigue (44 people, 23.16%)
  • Dizziness (44 people, 23.16%)
  • Fall (43 people, 22.63%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (42 people, 22.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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