Review: could Niacin cause Lupus-like syndrome?
This is a review of Lupus-like syndrome by studying 5,501 people who take Niacin. We analyze: the time on Niacin when people have Lupus-like syndrome, gender and age of these people, the severity of Lupus-like syndrome, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Niacin. The review is created by eHealthMe 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, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Niacin include nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) (latest reports from 10,385 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure.
On Feb, 7, 2014: 5,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 3 people (0.05%) have Lupus-like Syndrome.
Time on Niacin when people have Lupus-like syndrome * :
Gender of people who have Lupus-like syndrome when taking Niacin * :
|Lupus-like syndrome||33.33%||66.67% |
Age of people who have Lupus-like syndrome when taking Niacin * :
|Lupus-like syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Lupus-like syndrome when taking Niacin ** :
How people recovered from Lupus-like syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (1 people, 33.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fluoxetine (1 people, 33.33%)
- Aspirin (1 people, 33.33%)
- Sulfasalazine (1 people, 33.33%)
- Lisinopril (1 people, 33.33%)
- Lipitor (1 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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