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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 5,766 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 (latest outcomes from 6,311 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 84,600 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Nov, 13, 2014: 5,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 159 people (2.76%) 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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- I have a-fib after taking benadryl. i've been off it for a few days, but flutters remain. how long does it last?
(Asked by a 86 year old woman who has Atrial Fibrillation/flutter, and takes Benadryl)
I took 6 pills a day for a week, have been off medication for several days, but A-Fib symptoms continue.
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(Asked by a 82 year old woman who has Thyroid Disorder, Ischemic CVA Stroke With Hemorrhagic Transformation, Chronic Subdural Hematoma (Left), High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation)
My grandmother have Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and suffered a ischemic CVA stroke with hemorrhagic transformation on right brain this week. She also had left sudural hematoma for some time now, due to which Asprin (ecospirin-75) that she was taking because of her AF was stopped and I believe that stop ...
- My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
(Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...
- Will marijuana trigger my afib
(Asked by a 67 year old man who has Atrial Fibrillation/flutter)
When I smoke pot will this aggravate my afib? This occurred last night after smoking a one hitter a couple of times and lasted 4-5 hours.
- Are atrial fibrillation and erectile dysfunction related?
(Asked by a 80 year old man who has Erectile Dysfunction, Atrial Fibrillation, and takes Warfarin Sodium)
I want to know whether those who have atrial fibrillation also suffer from erectile dysfunction, or vice-versa.
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