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Review: could Niacin cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation 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 Multiple myeloma.

We study 5,770 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 158 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,317 Niacin users)

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,267 Atrial fibrillation patients)

On Mar, 14, 2015: 5,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 159 people (2.76%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation30.69%69.31%

Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%1.23%0.00%3.68%9.82%85.28%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Niacin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (30 people, 18.87%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (24 people, 15.09%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (15 people, 9.43%)
  4. Cardiac failure congestive (13 people, 8.18%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (9 people, 5.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (100 people, 62.89%)
  2. Digoxin (87 people, 54.72%)
  3. Lipitor (67 people, 42.14%)
  4. Lisinopril (67 people, 42.14%)
  5. Furosemide (59 people, 37.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Citations of the study:
- http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025619613000803

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