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 has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 41,701 Niaspan users)
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.
Time on Niaspan when people have Memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory loss||33.33%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||26.67%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Niaspan * :
|Memory loss||49.70%||50.30% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Niaspan * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.64%||0.82%||19.67%||23.77%||54.10% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Niaspan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||0.00%||57.14%||42.86%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (29 people, 20.00%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (15 people, 10.34%)
- Hypertension (13 people, 8.97%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (12 people, 8.28%)
- Depression (12 people, 8.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (84 people, 57.93%)
- Lipitor (49 people, 33.79%)
- Plavix (34 people, 23.45%)
- Prilosec (33 people, 22.76%)
- Crestor (30 people, 20.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Neurontin for a 32-year old woman with Neuropathy. The patient has Memory Impairment
- A study of drug interactions between Celexa, Clonazepam, Valproic Acid for a 33-year old man with Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder. The patient has Impaired Memory, Memory Impairment, Disturbance In Attention, Cognitive Deterioration
- A study of side effects of Keppra for a 79-year old man with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. The patient has Short-term Memory Loss
- A study of side effects of Vitamin B3 for a 35-year old man with Ringworm. The patient has Bisters, Fissures, And Hardened Skin On My Fingers. Ringworm On My Upper Arms And Legs.
- A study of drug interactions between Aspirin, Vitamin D, B-12, Synthroid, Cymbalta for a 48-year old woman with Heart Disease, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Hypothyroidism, Anxiety. The patient has Forgetfulness, Stammering, Disorientation
Recent Niaspan related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sodium Bicarbonate, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Niacin, Metformin, Lidoderm for a 64-year old man who has Medical
- Comparions of Losartan Potassium, Pravastatin Sodium, Testosterone, Niacin, Metoprolol Succinate for a 77-year old man who has High Blood Pressure
- Comparions of Niacin, Aggrenox for a 59-year old woman who has Stroke
- Comparions of Niacin, Invega Sustenna for a 40-year old man who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
- Comparions of Vitamin B7, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 for a 79-year old man who has Acute Brain Syndrome, Acute Confusional State, Delirium
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