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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, high blood pressure. Commonly reported side effects of Niacin include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, weakness, dizziness.

White blood cell count decreased

White blood cell count decreased (latest reports from 186,663 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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