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Review: could Niaspan cause Memory loss?

Summary: Memory loss could be caused by Niaspan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 41,121 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Niaspan

Niaspan (latest outcomes from 41,689 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Memory loss

Memory loss (latest reports from 461,278 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 41,121 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 145 people (0.35%) have Memory Loss. They amount to 0.03% of all the 460,866 people who have Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Memory loss in Niaspan reports

Time on Niaspan when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss33.33%20.00%0.00%0.00%26.67%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Memory loss49.70%50.30%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%0.00%0.00%1.64%0.82%19.67%23.77%54.10%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Niaspan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (29 people, 20.00%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (15 people, 10.34%)
  3. Hypertension (13 people, 8.97%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (12 people, 8.28%)
  5. Depression (12 people, 8.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (84 people, 57.93%)
  2. Lipitor (49 people, 33.79%)
  3. Plavix (34 people, 23.45%)
  4. Prilosec (33 people, 22.76%)
  5. Crestor (30 people, 20.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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