Niacin and White blood cell count decreased - from FDA reports


Summary

White blood cell count decreased is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 6,577 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA. Among them, 42 have White blood cell count decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count decreased and more.

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Niacin

Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,422 users)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased

White blood cell count decreased has been reported by people with hepatitis c, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 54,926 White blood cell count decreased patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

6,577 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 42 people (0.64%) have White Blood Cell Count Decreased


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause White blood cell count decreased?

Time on Niacin when people have White Blood Cell Count Decreased *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have White Blood Cell Count Decreased when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 40.48 %
  • male: 59.52 %

Age of people who have White Blood Cell Count Decreased when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 24.24 %
  • 60+: 75.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (5 people, 11.90%)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people, 7.14%)
  • Kidney Transplant (2 people, 4.76%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (2 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (13 people, 30.95%)
  • Omeprazole (11 people, 26.19%)
  • Fish Oil (10 people, 23.81%)
  • Gilenya (7 people, 16.67%)
  • Baclofen (7 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Haemoglobin Decreased (11 people, 26.19%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (11 people, 26.19%)
  • Weakness (10 people, 23.81%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (10 people, 23.81%)
  • Haematocrit Decreased (9 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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