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Review: could Niaspan cause Enlarged spleen (Splenomegaly)?

We study 41,164 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Enlarged spleen. Find out below who they are, when they have Enlarged spleen and more.

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Niaspan

Niaspan (latest outcomes from 41,695 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Enlarged spleen

Enlarged spleen (enlargement of spleen) (latest reports from 39,319 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, hiv infection, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis c.

On Oct, 22, 2014: 41,164 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 13 people (0.03%) have Enlarged Spleen.

Trend of Enlarged spleen in Niaspan reports

Time on Niaspan when people have Enlarged spleen * :

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

FemaleMale
Enlarged spleen0.00%100.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Enlarged spleen0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%16.67%66.67%

Severity of Enlarged spleen when taking Niaspan ** :

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How people recovered from Enlarged spleen ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bone disorder (7 people, 53.85%)
  2. Vomiting (2 people, 15.38%)
  3. Nausea (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Anxiety (1 people, 7.69%)
  5. Arthritis (1 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (9 people, 69.23%)
  2. Allopurinol (9 people, 69.23%)
  3. Omeprazole (9 people, 69.23%)
  4. Lantus (7 people, 53.85%)
  5. Meclizine (7 people, 53.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Upon reduction of jakafi dose due to low platelet count from 20 mg to 5 mg every 12 hours patient experienced extreme pain experienced low blood pressure and rapid heartbeat and with admission to emergency was treated for shock and then diagnosed with toxic shock syndrome and treated for that. The blood and urine tests however showed ant reason for infection after 5 days. He died 40 hours after reaching the hospital. Cytokine overreaction is my belief that brought on a septic shock like syndrome.

    Reply

    Ann Chris on Oct, 14, 2014:

    I agree. This took place 16 months ago and was done as directed by the drug rep. Since that time much more has been made known about dosage. The patient was also started on the high dose where research shows now the dose should be started low and slowly worked up. My theory is the rapid decrease in the drug caused a cytokine reaction causing system shock.

    Reply

    Dave M. on Oct, 12, 2014:

    Maybe patient should not have been on 20mg. Something else likely going on here with sudden reduction from 20mg to 5mg. Sudden reduction due to sudden drop in platelets. Slower dose reduction with transfusion if required would be in order.

    Reply

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