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 5,769 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 6,316 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 6,476 Petechiae patients)
On Feb, 3, 2015: 5,769 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 9 people (0.16%) have Petechiae.
Time on Niacin when people have Petechiae * :
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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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