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Review: could Niacin cause Rhabdomyolysis?

Summary: Rhabdomyolysis is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Simvastatin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 5,766 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 142 have Rhabdomyolysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rhabdomyolysis and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,311 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of niacin reports

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down) (latest reports from 34,095 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia, high blood pressure, depression, ill-defined disorder.

Trend of Rhabdomyolysis reports

On Oct, 30, 2014: 5,764 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 142 people (2.46%) have Rhabdomyolysis.

Trend of Rhabdomyolysis in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Rhabdomyolysis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rhabdomyolysis0.00%70.45%9.09%9.09%6.82%2.27%2.27%

Gender of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Rhabdomyolysis37.96%62.04%

Age of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rhabdomyolysis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.74%4.35%35.65%58.26%

Severity of Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Rhabdomyolysis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (32 people, 22.54%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (24 people, 16.90%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (10 people, 7.04%)
  4. Hypertension (5 people, 3.52%)
  5. Post herpetic neuralgia (3 people, 2.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (40 people, 28.17%)
  2. Baycol (33 people, 23.24%)
  3. Zocor (32 people, 22.54%)
  4. Aspirin (23 people, 16.20%)
  5. Bezafibrate (21 people, 14.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    my husband took lyrica in dec 2007 swelled up the md prescribed more and he died suddenly on March 17 2008 i wrote to pfziers legal department for answers as they directed me and i never heard from them.
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    (Asked by a 31 year old man who has Rhabdomyolysis, and takes Marijuana)
    when i use marijuana it held me to used the bathroom everyday and when i stop my cpk go up and when i use marijuana it go down
  • Will taking a fiber supplement at the same time as niaspan create a problem/interaction
    (Asked by a 83 year old woman who takes Niaspan)
    I have been told that taking a fiber supplement at the same time as taking Niaspan will limit the effects of the Niaspan. I need to know so that I can change the order in which I take my meds and supplements if needed.
  • Does niacin help with my diabetic foot ulcers?
    (Asked by a 64 year old man who has Diabetic Foot Infection, Foot Deformity, and takes Niacin, Escitalopram Oxalate)
    will the niacin have a positive effect on my diabetic foot ulcer?

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