Could Niacin cause Rhabdomyolysis - from FDA reports
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 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 152 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 Niacin 7,420 users)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 40,305 Rhabdomyolysis patients).
On Dec, 25, 2016
6,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 152 people (2.31%) have Rhabdomyolysis
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Niacin when people have Rhabdomyolysis *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 67.35 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10.2 %
- 1 - 2 years: 8.16 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10.2 %
- 5 - 10 years: 2.04 %
- 10+ years: 2.04 %
Gender of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin *:
- female: 37.06 %
- male: 62.94 %
Age of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 1.68 %
- 40-49: 4.2 %
- 50-59: 36.13 %
- 60+: 57.98 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (42 people, 27.63%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (24 people, 15.79%)
- High Blood Pressure (4 people, 2.63%)
- Quit Smoking (3 people, 1.97%)
- Post Herpetic Neuralgia (3 people, 1.97%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Simvastatin (43 people, 28.29%)
- Zocor (33 people, 21.71%)
- Baycol (33 people, 21.71%)
- Lasix (18 people, 11.84%)
- Gemfibrozil (14 people, 9.21%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Renal Failure Acute (42 people, 27.63%)
- Weakness (37 people, 24.34%)
- Muscle Aches (33 people, 21.71%)
- Autoimmune Hepatitis (26 people, 17.11%)
- Jaundice - Yellow Skin (19 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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