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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 41,121 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.

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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