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From FDA reports: side effects of Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline for a Male patient aged 68

This is a personalized study for a 68 year old male patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 42,103 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Nov, 14, 2014: 42,103 people who reported to have side effects when taking Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline are studied

Trend of Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (2947923)

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 68

Gender: male

Conditions: Blood Cholesterol

Drugs taking:
- Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline: used for 1 - 6 months

Side effects have: Rash Morbilliform, Rash, Pruritus, Flushing

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes among males aged 68 (±5):

Side effectNumber of reports
Rash Morbilliform (a rash that looks like measles)2 (0.04%)
Rash (redness)470 (9.80%)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)1,051 (21.90%)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)2,898 (60.40%)

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 68 (±5) in the use of Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline:

Side effectNumber of reports
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)2,898
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)1,051
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)680
Feeling Hot594
Erythema (redness of the skin)586
Blood Glucose Increased516
Dizziness480
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)372
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)348
Myalgia (muscle pain)304

Most common side effects experienced by males aged 68 (±5) in long term use of Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline:

Side effectNumber of reports
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)46
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)29
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)14
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)12
Anaemia (lack of blood)12
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)12
Peptic Ulcer Haemorrhage (peptic ulcer bleeding)10
Myalgia (muscle pain)10
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)10
Fall10

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Rash Morbilliform (a rash that looks like measles)14 (0.03%)
Rash (redness)5,148 (12.23%)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)11,946 (28.37%)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)32,966 (78.30%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline:

Side effectNumber of reports
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)32,966
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)11,946
Feeling Hot7,300
Erythema (redness of the skin)6,849
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)6,630
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)4,070
Skin Burning Sensation3,682
Dizziness3,622
Blood Glucose Increased3,594
Headache (pain in head)3,161

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline:

Side effectNumber of reports
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)472
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)219
Erythema (redness of the skin)105
Feeling Hot70
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)66
Dizziness56
Blood Glucose Increased54
Myalgia (muscle pain)54
Skin Burning Sensation48
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)46

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