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Review: could Niacin cause Petechiae (Bleeding into the skin)?

We study 5,759 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

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,307 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) (latest reports from 35,174 patients) has been reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 5,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 9 people (0.16%) have Petechiae.

Trend of Petechiae in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Petechiae * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Petechiae0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Petechiae55.56%44.44%

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Petechiae0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%62.50%37.50%

Severity of Petechiae when taking Niacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Petechiae ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Insomnia (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Pain (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Myelodysplastic syndrome (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Hyperlipidaemia (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (6 people, 66.67%)
  2. Percocet (4 people, 44.44%)
  3. Zoloft (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Aciphex (3 people, 33.33%)
  5. Vicodin (3 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I dont know if Im even on the right site for this. But I have a colostomy since May 07 2014. I had rectal cancer colostomy is permanent. I noticed I have red spots on my stoma only. They they look like little you get in your mouth. skin is very healthy around the stoma

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Red spots, to flamish and one blemmish on inside of elbow appeard suddenly during the day

    Reply

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