Review: could Niaspan cause Temporal Memory Loss?


Summary

Temporal 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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 39,573 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have Temporal memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Temporal 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 43,643 users)

Temporal Memory Loss

Temporal memory loss (memory loss due to scarring on left temporal lobe) has been reported by people with weight decreased, appetite - decreased, weakness, arrhythmias, urinary tract infection (latest reports from 101,369 Temporal memory loss patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

39,573 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan.
Among them, 185 people (0.47%) have Temporal Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niaspan cause Temporal memory loss?

Time on Niaspan when people have Temporal Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 29.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 29.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.65 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 51.65 %
  • male: 48.35 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.47 %
  • 30-39: 0.74 %
  • 40-49: 20.59 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 52.21 %

Severity if Temporal Memory Loss when taking Niaspan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Temporal Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (34 people, 18.38%)
  • Hypertension (22 people, 11.89%)
  • Depression (20 people, 10.81%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (16 people, 8.65%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (16 people, 8.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (64 people, 34.59%)
  • Lipitor (52 people, 28.11%)
  • Prilosec (42 people, 22.70%)
  • Crestor (38 people, 20.54%)
  • Plavix (37 people, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (47 people, 25.41%)
  • Dizziness (42 people, 22.70%)
  • Fall (41 people, 22.16%)
  • Fatigue (40 people, 21.62%)
  • Pain (38 people, 20.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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