Review: could Niacin cause Deep Vein Thrombosis?


Deep vein thrombosis is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Aspirin, and have Contraception . We study 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Deep vein thrombosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Deep vein thrombosis and more.

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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,414 users)

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis) has been reported by people with birth control, multiple myeloma, pain, high blood pressure, deep venous thrombosis (latest reports from 72,207 Deep vein thrombosis patients).

On Oct, 17, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 54 people (0.79%) have Deep Vein Thrombosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Deep vein thrombosis?

Gender of people who have Deep Vein Thrombosis when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 50.98 %
  • male: 49.02 %

Age of people who have Deep Vein Thrombosis when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.44 %
  • 30-39: 8.89 %
  • 40-49: 26.67 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 48.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (8 people, 14.81%)
  • Pain (6 people, 11.11%)
  • Osteoporosis (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (5 people, 9.26%)
  • Abdominal Pain (5 people, 9.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (19 people, 35.19%)
  • Coumadin (17 people, 31.48%)
  • Yasmin (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Omeprazole (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Lantus (10 people, 18.52%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (15 people, 27.78%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (12 people, 22.22%)
  • Pain (11 people, 20.37%)
  • Pain In Extremity (10 people, 18.52%)
  • Vomiting (8 people, 14.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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