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





Summary: Temporal 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 Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 41,168 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 153 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 41,698 users)

Temporal memory loss

Temporal memory loss (memory loss due to scarring on left temporal lobe) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Temporal memory loss 63,226 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 41,168 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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    I take both these medications together Dailey and I am doing things I am unaware of doing I have conversation with people and don't remember having doing things I have never done is it caused from both of these medications
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