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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 of Niacin Er 500 Mg Goldline side effects for a 68 year old male patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on 37,980 people who take the drug and have side effects.

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

On Jan, 30, 2014: 37,980 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)

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Rash Morbilliform (a rash that looks like measles)1 (0.02%)
Rash (redness)430 (9.44%)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)959 (21.06%)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)2,652 (58.25%)

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)2,652
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)959
Erythema (redness of the skin)531
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)342
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)308
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)296
Feeling Hot256
Blood Glucose Increased245
Dizziness238
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)185

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)42
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)27
Anaemia (lack of blood)6
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)6
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)6
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)6
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)5
Peptic Ulcer Haemorrhage (peptic ulcer bleeding)5
Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)4
Dizziness4

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)6 (0.02%)
Rash (redness)4,357 (11.47%)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)10,134 (26.68%)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)28,290 (74.49%)

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)28,290
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)10,134
Erythema (redness of the skin)5,621
Feeling Hot2,980
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)2,836
Myalgia (muscle pain)2,634
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)1,916
Dizziness1,712
Blood Glucose Increased1,631
Skin Burning Sensation1,604

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)426
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)201
Erythema (redness of the skin)97
Myalgia (muscle pain)50
Feeling Hot34
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)29
Dizziness27
Blood Glucose Increased24
Skin Burning Sensation23
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)22

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Related topic: Blood Cholesterol, Flushing, Pruritus, Rash, Rash Morbilliform

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