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Review: could Niacin cause White blood cell count decreased?

Summary: White blood cell count decreased could be caused by Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 5,744 people who have side effects while taking Niacin from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 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 (latest outcomes from 6,284 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

White blood cell count decreased

White blood cell count decreased (latest reports from 186,995 patients) has been reported by people with hepatitis c, schizophrenia, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin. Among them, 34 people (0.59%) have White Blood Cell Count Decreased. They amount to 0.02% of all the 186,399 people who have White Blood Cell Count Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of White blood cell count decreased in Niacin reports

Time on Niacin when people have White blood cell count decreased * :

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Gender of people who have White blood cell count decreased when taking Niacin * :

FemaleMale
White blood cell count decreased38.89%61.11%

Age of people who have White blood cell count decreased when taking Niacin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
White blood cell count decreased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%23.33%76.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (6 people, 17.65%)
  2. Muscle spasticity (5 people, 14.71%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 8.82%)
  4. Complications of transplanted kidney (2 people, 5.88%)
  5. Renal transplant (2 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (21 people, 61.76%)
  2. Multi-vitamin (9 people, 26.47%)
  3. Omeprazole (9 people, 26.47%)
  4. Hytrin (6 people, 17.65%)
  5. Baclofen (6 people, 17.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • have had dry tickle cough for years. Increasing. Have had tests for sinus, throat problems, acid reflux, ulcer, colonoscopy, ultra sound, sleep test, cat scan, nothing wrong with all these has been found. Cough drops stop it for a while.

    Reply

    BoredRN on Apr, 21, 2014:

    It could be an allergy related asthma cough. Ask your Dr to try you on a low dose steroid inhaler such as seretide (fluticasone + salmeterol). This will relieve the irritation that is causing the cough and may give long term relief.

    Over the counter medications with codeine (ibuprofen + codeine or acetaminophen + codeine)are great at stopping dry coughs but it is only a temporary fix and is useful to get through those times that you can't afford to cough. It works but should not be used all the time as codeine makes you constipated and can be addictive over the long term.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • WBC and/or differential have been abnormal since September 2013. Am considering going off drug.

    Reply

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