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Review: could Niacin cause Spontaneous penile erection?

Summary: Spontaneous penile erection could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Atenolol, and have Erectile dysfunction.

We study 5,735 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Spontaneous penile erection. Find out below who they are, when they have Spontaneous penile erection and more.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 3 people (0.05%) have Spontaneous Penile Erection. They amount to 0.27% of all the 1,112 people who have Spontaneous Penile Erection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Spontaneous penile erection in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Spontaneous penile erection * :

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Gender of people who have Spontaneous penile erection when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Spontaneous penile erection0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Spontaneous penile erection when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Spontaneous penile erection0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Spontaneous penile erection when taking Niacin ** :

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How people recovered from Spontaneous penile erection ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (3 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Atenolol (3 people, 100.00%)
  2. Folic acid (3 people, 100.00%)
  3. Zaroxolyn (3 people, 100.00%)
  4. Avapro (3 people, 100.00%)
  5. Viagra (3 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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