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Review: could Niacin cause Swelling face?

Summary: Swelling face could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 5,744 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Swelling face. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling face and more.

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Niacin

Niacin (latest outcomes from 6,284 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Niacin include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, weakness, dizziness.

Swelling face

Swelling face (latest reports from 117,317 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 40 people (0.70%) have Swelling Face. They amount to 0.03% of all the 117,012 people who have Swelling Face on eHealthMe.

Trend of Swelling face in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have Swelling face * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swelling face0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Swelling face when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
Swelling face63.41%36.59%

Age of people who have Swelling face when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swelling face0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%9.38%3.12%28.12%59.38%

Severity of Swelling face when taking Niacin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Swelling face ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (6 people, 15.00%)
  2. Gout (5 people, 12.50%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (4 people, 10.00%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 10.00%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (4 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (15 people, 37.50%)
  2. Fosamax (11 people, 27.50%)
  3. Lisinopril (11 people, 27.50%)
  4. Lipitor (11 people, 27.50%)
  5. Plavix (9 people, 22.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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