Review: could Niaspan cause Gout?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 41,115 people who take Niaspan. Among them, 225 have Gout. See who they are, when they have Gout and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Niaspan (latest outcomes from 33,742 users) has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Niaspan include skin blushing/flushing, itching, pruritus aggravated, rashes, feeling hot.
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 54,003 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 33,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 225 people (0.68%) have Gout. They amount to 0.42% of all the 53,536 people who have Gout.
Time on Niaspan when people have Gout * :
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How people recovered from Gout ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- High density lipoprotein decreased (74 people, 32.89%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (53 people, 23.56%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (48 people, 21.33%)
- Gout (26 people, 11.56%)
- Hypertension (26 people, 11.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (137 people, 60.89%)
- Allopurinol (64 people, 28.44%)
- Crestor (55 people, 24.44%)
- Lisinopril (45 people, 20.00%)
- 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):
Was removed from Metoprolol and RX Sotalol! Within 2 days rash (itchy bumps) started at nape of neck! After seeing 5 Drs. used method of elimination to stop! One Dr. put me on Steroids for 5 days, did help a little!
I discontinued Sotalol on my own after seeing 2 ElectroPhysiologists!
Going back on Metoprolol with the Magnesium. Have had very few AFib attacks but the rash continues to grow and is to the point of incapacitating me!
I do not know what to do....I am to see a new Cardio next week!
From this study (2 weeks ago):
I have just started with swelling in my lower leg and ankle it's very painful wondered if it was gout and maybe the raspberry ketones were causing it
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Trying to find out if 1000 mg of slow release niacin per day could have caused by GGT levels to rise to 139?
Ed on Feb, 23, 2014:
Sustained release niacin has a much higher incidence of adverse liver effects such as raised liver enzymes than does immediate release niacin. Although 2,000 mg of sustained release niacin is the recommended dose, adverse liver effects can occur with as little as 500 mg, although the incidence is much lower at a lower dose.
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