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Related topic: Niacin, Lupus-like syndrome

Review: could Niacin cause Lupus-like syndrome?

Summary: Lupus-like syndrome could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take Fluoxetine, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 5,744 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. 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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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,284 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Lupus-like syndrome

Lupus-like syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease) (latest reports from 10,777 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 3 people (0.05%) have Lupus-like Syndrome. They amount to 0.03% of all the 10,765 people who have Lupus-like Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lupus-like syndrome in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Lupus-like syndrome * :

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

FemaleMale
Lupus-like syndrome33.33%66.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lupus-like syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Severity of Lupus-like syndrome when taking Niacin ** :

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How people recovered from Lupus-like syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fluoxetine (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Aspirin (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Sulfasalazine (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Lisinopril (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Lipitor (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • have had dry tickle cough for years. Increasing. Have had tests for sinus, throat problems, acid reflux, ulcer, colonoscopy, ultra sound, sleep test, cat scan, nothing wrong with all these has been found. Cough drops stop it for a while.

    Reply

    BoredRN on Apr, 21, 2014:

    It could be an allergy related asthma cough. Ask your Dr to try you on a low dose steroid inhaler such as seretide (fluticasone + salmeterol). This will relieve the irritation that is causing the cough and may give long term relief.

    Over the counter medications with codeine (ibuprofen + codeine or acetaminophen + codeine)are great at stopping dry coughs but it is only a temporary fix and is useful to get through those times that you can't afford to cough. It works but should not be used all the time as codeine makes you constipated and can be addictive over the long term.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Was removed from Metoprolol and RX Sotalol! Within 2 days rash (itchy bumps) started at nape of neck! After seeing 5 Drs. used method of elimination to stop! One Dr. put me on Steroids for 5 days, did help a little!
    I discontinued Sotalol on my own after seeing 2 ElectroPhysiologists!
    Going back on Metoprolol with the Magnesium. Have had very few AFib attacks but the rash continues to grow and is to the point of incapacitating me!
    I do not know what to do....I am to see a new Cardio next week!

    Reply

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