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Review: could Aspirin cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Aspirin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Niaspan, and have Hypertension.

We study 160,839 people who have side effects while taking Aspirin from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,091 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Aspirin

Aspirin (latest outcomes from 164,174 users) has active ingredients of aspirin. It is often used in blood clots.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,560 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 161,038 people reported to have side effects when taking Aspirin. Among them, 7,091 people (4.40%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.74% of all the 963,384 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Aspirin reports

Time on Aspirin when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash48.59%19.28%4.02%5.22%11.24%8.84%2.81%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Aspirin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.13%0.35%0.33%1.24%2.73%9.87%20.68%64.67%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Aspirin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash15.15%63.64%18.18%3.03%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash4.55%0.00%95.45%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (830 people, 11.70%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (575 people, 8.11%)
  3. Pain (421 people, 5.94%)
  4. Prophylaxis (376 people, 5.30%)
  5. High density lipoprotein decreased (337 people, 4.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (1,204 people, 16.98%)
  2. Lipitor (973 people, 13.72%)
  3. Lisinopril (954 people, 13.45%)
  4. Plavix (808 people, 11.39%)
  5. Simvastatin (688 people, 9.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Type of skin rash is unknown but it has continued for many months with occasional but mild itching. Rash is isolated to areas of upper and lower back and first appeared about ten months ago. Rash is extremely persistent but does not appear to "spread". This continuing, long-term, stable condition suggests a reaction to a prescription drug. But the large number of drugs I take make it difficult to sort this out.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • speckled Rash on forearms and neck, new freckles on face

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Had rash with Niacin and with Atorvastatin.
    Currently on aspirin and Plavix.

    Reply

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