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Review: could Niaspan cause Gout?

Summary: Gout could be caused by Niaspan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have High density lipoprotein decreased.

We study 41,162 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 41,691 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 56,530 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 41,115 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 225 people (0.55%) have Gout. They amount to 0.40% of all the 56,378 people who have Gout on eHealthMe.

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. Fish oil (32 people, 14.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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 (1 week ago):

  • My endocrinologist /doctor has my fluid intake limited to 48 ounces of liquids per day (all liquids) because my sodium levels were off due to the drug spironolactone , I was taking 200 mg per day but have cut back to 100 mg per day for the last year.
    Also my Crestor dosage is 20 mg per day.

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

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