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Review: could Niaspan cause Memory loss?

Summary: Memory loss is found among people who take Niaspan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 41,171 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 153 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 41,701 Niaspan users)

Memory loss

Memory loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Memory loss patients)

On Mar, 22, 2015: 41,171 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 145 people (0.35%) have Memory Loss.

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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