Review: could Niaspan cause Memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 12, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 41,115 people who take Niaspan. Among them, 145 have Memory loss. Find out who they are, when they have Memory loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Niaspan (latest outcomes from 33,742 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Niaspan include skin blushing/flushing, itching, pruritus aggravated, rashes, feeling hot.
Memory loss (latest reports from 458,045 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 41,115 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 457,494 people who 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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