Review: Rhabdomyolysis in Niacin
This is a review of Rhabdomyolysis by studying 5,486 people who take Niacin. We analyze: the time on Niacin when people have Rhabdomyolysis, gender and age of these people, the severity of Rhabdomyolysis, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Niacin. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Niacin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Niacin include nausea, nausea aggravated, weakness, fatigue, dizziness.
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia, high blood pressure, depression, ill-defined disorder.
On Nov, 20, 2013: 5,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 142 people (2.59%) have Rhabdomyolysis.
Time on Niacin when people have Rhabdomyolysis * :
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Gender of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin * :
Age of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin * :
Severity of Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin ** :
How people recovered from Rhabdomyolysis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (32 people, 22.54%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (24 people, 16.90%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (10 people, 7.04%)
- Hypertension (5 people, 3.52%)
- Product used for unknown indication (5 people, 3.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Simvastatin (40 people, 28.17%)
- Baycol (33 people, 23.24%)
- Zocor (32 people, 22.54%)
- Aspirin (23 people, 16.20%)
- Bezafibrate (21 people, 14.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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