Review: could Niaspan cause Enlarged Spleen?


Summary

Enlarged spleen is found among people who take Niaspan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Omeprazole, and have Bone disorder . We study 38,179 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Enlarged spleen. Find out below who they are, when they have Enlarged spleen and more.

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Niaspan

Niaspan has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niaspan 42,175 users)

Enlarged Spleen

Enlarged spleen has been reported by people with gastric ulcer, neuropathy peripheral, cerebral atrophy, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, ards (acute respiratory distress syndrome) (latest reports from 6,942 Enlarged spleen patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

38,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan.
Among them, 15 people (0.04%) have Enlarged Spleen


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niaspan cause Enlarged spleen?

Gender of people who have Enlarged Spleen when taking Niaspan *:

  • female: 6.67 %
  • male: 93.33 %

Age of people who have Enlarged Spleen when taking Niaspan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bone Disorder (7 people)
  • Vomiting (2 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (2 people)
  • Nausea (2 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (10 people)
  • Aspirin (9 people)
  • Allopurinol (9 people)
  • Novolog (8 people)
  • Lantus (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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