Review: could Niacin cause Petechiae (Bleeding into the skin)?
Summary: Petechiae is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 5,770 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Petechiae. Find out below who they are, when they have Petechiae and more.
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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,317 Niacin users)
Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 6,482 Petechiae patients)
On Mar, 7, 2015: 5,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 9 people (0.16%) have Petechiae.
Time on Niacin when people have Petechiae * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin * :
Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin * :
Severity of Petechiae when taking Niacin ** :
How people recovered from Petechiae ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (3 people, 33.33%)
- Insomnia (3 people, 33.33%)
- Pain (3 people, 33.33%)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (1 people, 11.11%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (1 people, 11.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (6 people, 66.67%)
- Percocet (4 people, 44.44%)
- Zoloft (3 people, 33.33%)
- Aciphex (3 people, 33.33%)
- Vicodin (3 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Motrin, Hydroxyzine Pamoate, Zoloft for a 38-year old woman with Toothache, Anxiety, Depression. The patient has Skin Spots - Red
- A study of side effects of Minocycline Hydrochloride for a 22-year old man with Acne And Teenagers. The patient has Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction), Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin)
- A study of side effects of Vitamin B3 for a 35-year old man with Ringworm. The patient has Bisters, Fissures, And Hardened Skin On My Fingers. Ringworm On My Upper Arms And Legs.
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin D, Lexapro, Lamictal, Prilosec, Simvastatin, Niaspan, Levoxyl, Actos, Januvia, Metformin Hydrochloride for a 64-year old man with Abdominal Pain Lower, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder, Gerd, Hypercholesterolemia, High Trigylycerides, Hypothyroidism - Primary, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Diabetes. The patient has Low Platelet Count
- A study of side effects of Niaspan for a 54-year old woman with Lower Cholesterol. The patient has Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)
Recent Niacin related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sodium Bicarbonate, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Niacin, Metformin, Lidoderm for a 64-year old man who has Medical
- Comparions of Losartan Potassium, Pravastatin Sodium, Testosterone, Niacin, Metoprolol Succinate for a 77-year old man who has High Blood Pressure
- Comparions of Niacin, Aggrenox for a 59-year old woman who has Stroke
- Comparions of Niacin, Invega Sustenna for a 40-year old man who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
- Comparions of Vitamin B7, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 for a 79-year old man who has Acute Brain Syndrome, Acute Confusional State, Delirium
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