Review: could Niacin cause Atrial fibrillation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 5,728 people who take Niacin. Among them, 158 have Atrial fibrillation. See who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,280 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, vitamin supplementation. Commonly reported side effects of Niacin include nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 369,818 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 5,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 159 people (2.89%) have Atrial Fibrillation.
Time on Niacin when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Niacin * :
|Atrial fibrillation||30.69%||69.31% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Niacin * :
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.23%||0.00%||3.68%||9.82%||85.28% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Niacin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial fibrillation||33.33%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (30 people, 18.87%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (24 people, 15.09%)
- Atrial fibrillation (15 people, 9.43%)
- Cardiac failure congestive (13 people, 8.18%)
- Diabetes mellitus (9 people, 5.66%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (100 people, 62.89%)
- Digoxin (87 people, 54.72%)
- Lipitor (67 people, 42.14%)
- Lisinopril (67 people, 42.14%)
- Furosemide (59 people, 37.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year ago):
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Donna Scagnelli on May, 3, 2011:
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