Niacin and Lupus-like syndrome - from FDA reports


Lupus-like syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Niacin. We study 6,579 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 3 have Lupus-like syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Lupus-like syndrome and more.

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On Apr, 26, 2017

6,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 3 people (0.05%) have Lupus-like Syndrome

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Could Niacin cause Lupus-like syndrome?

Gender of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Lupus-like Syndrome when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 100 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (1 person, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Remicade (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Lisinopril (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Crestor (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Cenestin (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Aspirin (1 person, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Fever (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Antinuclear Antibody Positive (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Nausea (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Joint Swelling (1 person, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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