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 High blood cholesterol.
We study 5,771 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 has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,318 Niacin users)
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. (latest reports from 34,107 Rhabdomyolysis patients)
On Apr, 1, 2015: 5,770 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 142 people (2.46%) 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%)
- Post herpetic neuralgia (3 people, 2.11%)
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Baclofen, Neurontin, Ibuprofen, Lipitor, Topamax, Niacin, Paxil CR, Alendronate Sodium, Clopidogrel for a 56-year old woman with Backaches And Stress, Seizures, Complicated Migraine, Total Cholesterol, Depression, Osteoporosis, Pad. The patient has Migraine, Brittle Bone Disease, Slurred Speech, Numbness
- A study of drug interactions between Niacin, Atorvastatin Calcium, Losartan, Warfarin Sodium for a 81-year old man with Avascular Necrosis, Blood Erythropoietin Decreased, Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Clot - Lung. The patient has Rash On Chest And Back
- A study of side effects of Vitamin B3 for a 35-year old man with Ringworm. The patient has Bisters, Fissures, And Hardened Skin On My Fingers. Ringworm On My Upper Arms And Legs.
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin D, Lexapro, Lamictal, Prilosec, Simvastatin, Niaspan, Levoxyl, Actos, Januvia, Metformin Hydrochloride for a 64-year old man with Abdominal Pain Lower, Anxiety Disorder, Mood Disorder, Gerd, Hypercholesterolemia, High Trigylycerides, Hypothyroidism - Primary, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Diabetes. The patient has Low Platelet Count
- A study of side effects of Niaspan for a 54-year old woman with Lower Cholesterol. The patient has Rheumatoid Arthritis
Recent Niacin related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sodium Bicarbonate, Ropinirole Hydrochloride, Niacin, Metformin, Lidoderm for a 64-year old man who has Medical
- Comparions of Losartan Potassium, Pravastatin Sodium, Testosterone, Niacin, Metoprolol Succinate for a 77-year old man who has High Blood Pressure
- Comparions of Niacin, Aggrenox for a 59-year old woman who has Stroke
- Comparions of Niacin, Invega Sustenna for a 40-year old man who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
- Comparions of Vitamin B7, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 for a 79-year old man who has Acute Brain Syndrome, Acute Confusional State, Delirium
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