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Review: could Niacin cause Rhabdomyolysis?

We study 5,764 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 6,308 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down) (latest reports from 180,973 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia, high blood pressure, depression, ill-defined disorder.

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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