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Review: could Niaspan cause Temporal memory loss (Memory loss)?

We study 41,164 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 145 have Temporal memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Temporal memory loss and more.

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Niaspan

Niaspan (latest outcomes from 41,695 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Temporal memory loss

Temporal memory loss (memory loss due to scarring on left temporal lobe) (latest reports from 466,958 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 25, 2014: 41,164 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 145 people (0.35%) have Temporal Memory Loss.

Trend of Temporal memory loss in Niaspan reports

Time on Niaspan when people have Temporal memory loss * :

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

Gender of people who have Temporal memory loss when taking Niaspan * :

FemaleMale
Temporal memory loss49.70%50.30%

Age of people who have Temporal memory loss when taking Niaspan * :

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

Severity of Temporal memory loss when taking Niaspan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Temporal memory loss0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Temporal memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Temporal 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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