Review: could Niacin cause Petechiae?


Summary

Petechiae is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Aspirin, and have Insomnia . We study 5,592 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Petechiae. Find out below who they are, when they have Petechiae and more.

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Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 6,182 users)

Petechiae

Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) (latest reports from 6,336 Petechiae patients).

On Jul, 30, 2016

5,592 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 8 people (0.14%) have Petechiae


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Petechiae?

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 57.14 %
  • 60+: 42.86 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (3 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people)
  • Insomnia (3 people)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (1 person)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Percocet (4 people)
  • Aspirin (4 people)
  • Vicodin (3 people)
  • Ceftriaxone (3 people)
  • Aciphex (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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