Will you have Loose bowel movements with Niacin - from FDA reports

Summary

Loose bowel movements is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,582 people who have side effects when taking Niacin from FDA, and is updated regularly.



What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on niacin (the active ingredients of Niacin) and Niacin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Loose bowel movements are also considered in the study.

What is Niacin?

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,453 users)

What is Loose bowel movements?

Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 389,539 Loose bowel movements patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Mar, 14, 2019

6,582 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 375 people (5.7%) have Loose bowel movements


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Loose bowel movements?

Time on Niacin when people have Loose bowel movements *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 40.43 %
  • male: 59.57 %

Age of people who have Loose bowel movements when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.33 %
  • 40-49: 6.58 %
  • 50-59: 22.26 %
  • 60+: 65.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 40 people, 10.67%
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: 31 people, 8.27%
  3. Preventive Health Care: 29 people, 7.73%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 28 people, 7.47%
  5. Diabetes: 23 people, 6.13%
  6. Vitamin Supplementation: 22 people, 5.87%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 22 people, 5.87%
  8. Prostate Cancer: 21 people, 5.60%
  9. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 17 people, 4.53%
  10. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 17 people, 4.53%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 164 people, 43.73%
  2. Lipitor: 78 people, 20.80%
  3. Lisinopril: 68 people, 18.13%
  4. Fish Oil: 57 people, 15.20%
  5. Plavix: 55 people, 14.67%
  6. Atenolol: 50 people, 13.33%
  7. Folic Acid: 49 people, 13.07%
  8. Zometa: 49 people, 13.07%
  9. Ambien: 48 people, 12.80%
  10. Prilosec: 45 people, 12.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 130 people, 34.67%
  2. Nausea And Vomiting: 123 people, 32.80%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 122 people, 32.53%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 118 people, 31.47%
  5. Pain: 96 people, 25.60%
  6. Joint Pain: 78 people, 20.80%
  7. Chest Pain: 76 people, 20.27%
  8. Pain In Extremity: 74 people, 19.73%
  9. Headache (pain in head): 73 people, 19.47%
  10. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling): 71 people, 18.93%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Results from eHealthMe (non-FDA) reports of Loose bowel movements with Niacin

Severity of Loose bowel movements *:
  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %
How people recovered from Loose bowel movements *:
  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 75 %
Effectiveness of Niacin when people have Loose bowel movements *:
  • not at all: 33.33 %
  • somewhat: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • high: 33.33 %
  • very high: 0.0 %
Race of the people *:
  • African American, Non-Hispanic: 0.0 %
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0 %
  • Asian: 0.0 %
  • Hispanic: 20 %
  • Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders: 0.0 %
  • Two or more races: 20 %
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 60 %

* Approximation only.


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