Review: could Niaspan cause Temporal 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 (latest outcomes from 41,693 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 467,321 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 23, 2014: 41,164 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 145 people (0.35%) have Temporal Memory Loss. They amount to 0.03% of all the 467,141 people who have Temporal Memory Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Niaspan when people have Temporal memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Temporal memory loss||33.33%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||26.67%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Temporal memory loss when taking Niaspan * :
|Temporal memory loss||49.70%||50.30% |
Age of people who have Temporal memory loss when taking Niaspan * :
|Temporal memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.64%||0.82%||19.67%||23.77%||54.10% |
Severity of Temporal memory loss when taking Niaspan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Temporal memory loss||0.00%||57.14%||42.86%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Temporal memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Temporal 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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