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Review: could Niaspan cause Gout?

We study 41,164 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 225 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout 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.

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 57,652 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 41,164 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 225 people (0.55%) have Gout.

Trend of Gout in Niaspan reports

Time on Niaspan when people have Gout * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gout22.22%24.44%6.67%26.67%17.78%2.22%0.00%

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Niaspan * :

FemaleMale
Gout15.91%84.09%

Age of people who have Gout when taking Niaspan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gout0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.56%9.04%38.42%51.98%

Severity of Gout when taking Niaspan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gout0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Gout ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gout0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High density lipoprotein decreased (74 people, 32.89%)
  2. Blood triglycerides increased (53 people, 23.56%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (48 people, 21.33%)
  4. Gout (26 people, 11.56%)
  5. Hypertension (26 people, 11.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (137 people, 60.89%)
  2. Allopurinol (64 people, 28.44%)
  3. Crestor (55 people, 24.44%)
  4. Lisinopril (45 people, 20.00%)
  5. Lipitor (32 people, 14.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • CarolCares on Aug, 21, 2014:

    Dear Steven, ABSOLUTELY! I never had GOUT until some fool Dr. gave me Prilosec for his INCORRECT diagnosis of gerd!

    I did NOT have GERD, I have Diverticulitis and then 5 months later I have a ANGINA attack for the first time! I was diagnosed by Paramedics as having ANGINA, yet my fool Dr. didn't bother to test me for ANGIA, instead he writes me out a prescription for Prilosec saying it may just be GERD. I don't even get heartburn or rarely burp or have any stomach problems yet he dismissed my dangerous Unstable ANGINA! SO, 2 weeks after taking his Prilosec my thick hair is STILL falling out (almost 1/3 of the way all fine!) AND suddenly all my finger joints have these painful off white bumps big and small, some look like I have yellowish Bird seeds just under my skin. I hurts like CRAZY and as a Belly Dancer for a living I am LIVID at the destruction of my HANDS and HAIR because I need to maintain a "model look" for the Dance!
    I have been RUINED! Now it flares insanely red ,swollen & painful & STIFF that I can't do my costume design & jewelry design EITHER! as I cannot bend my fingers! Also I can't enjoy the foods I loved to eat which was sea foods and occasional red meat! Not even the Broccoli I love to eat either!
    As far as my live is concerned, Its all OVER now. It has left me crippled and EXTREMELY DEPRESSED!

    Lets start a CLASS ACTION Lawsuit against it's maker of this drug!
    And to think, I never even had GERD! But Not after this drug my stomach care barely handle even taking pain medications and my lower intestines are easily Inflamed/aggitated.
    What to Do? Contact me anyone at Seekchrist2live@gmail.com
    God Speed :(

    Reply

    Stephen on Jun, 6, 2012:

    My Gout began for the first time in my life at age 52 (white male) about 3-4 weeks after beginning a daily regimen of Prilosec. I consume very little of foods traditionally related to gout and Prilosec was the only change in drug intake within several months of the first incident.

    Prior to taking Prilosec nightly incidence of acid reflux (eg, waking feeling the reflux) had only happened a couple of times in the previous year. After a month on Prilosec I was having this symptom almost every night, though the acidity level (burning) was much less.

    Don't know if Prilosec is a culprit or not and still taking a daily dose, afraid to stop taking it because of research showing the relapse impact of stopping the medication. I am suspicious that dramatically cutting down on acid production in one part of the body, might trigger my body to produce more acid in other parts.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Was on Metformin (1000 mg per day), which was recently increased with a goal of 2000 mg per day (gradual increase). In the AM, I usually start with a cup of coffee, then breakfast, followed by more coffee (two cups per day). I take metformin immediately following meals. I fix up my coffee with organic half & half, and pure stevia. When drinking coffee, or dairy products, I experience severe upset stomach, without bowl and abdominal sounds. Is it possible I developed a form of lactose intolerance? This is the "only" dairy I use and prefer to use unsweetened almond milk in place of dairy, except for coffee. This morning, as an experiment, I decided not to fix any coffee and the symptoms have subsided so far today.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I had been taking Vicodin for over a year. My dx is chronic thoracic back pain. Stenosis with foraminal encroachment. Built up resistance so they put me on Gabapentin. Bad choice, put severe lesions all over my back. So now I have been on 15mg morphine bid.for one week. I end up in the ER for severe Gout. Never had gout in my life. All of my blood tests were normal. And - my uric acid was normal. Sounds like I had an adverse reaction to the Gabapentin and the Morphine. Your thoughts and comments will be greatly appreciated.

    Reply

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