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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 High blood cholesterol.

We study 5,770 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 has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 6,317 Niacin users)

Rhabdomyolysis

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 Mar, 2, 2015: 5,769 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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