Review: could Niacin cause Rosacea?


Rosacea is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Glucophage, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 6,827 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Rosacea. Find out below who they are, when they have Rosacea and more.

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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,414 users)


Rosacea (a skin condition that causes facial redness) has been reported by people with rosacea, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteopenia (latest reports from 5,733 Rosacea patients).

On Oct, 21, 2016

6,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 25 people (0.37%) have Rosacea

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Rosacea?

Gender of people who have Rosacea when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 16 %
  • male: 84 %

Age of people who have Rosacea when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 9.09 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 4.55 %
  • 50-59: 9.09 %
  • 60+: 77.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 72.00%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (9 people, 36.00%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (2 people, 8.00%)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy (2 people, 8.00%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (2 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zocor (20 people, 80.00%)
  • Glucophage (20 people, 80.00%)
  • Prilosec (19 people, 76.00%)
  • Nexium (19 people, 76.00%)
  • Lipitor (19 people, 76.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (22 people, 88.00%)
  • Anxiety (21 people, 84.00%)
  • Musculoskeletal Discomfort (19 people, 76.00%)
  • Bone Disorder (19 people, 76.00%)
  • Chest Pain (18 people, 72.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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