Review: could Niaspan cause Gout?
Summary: Gout is found among people who take Niaspan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High density lipoprotein decreased.
We study 41,168 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 has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niaspan 41,698 users)
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes.(latest reports from Gout 12,602 patients)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 41,168 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan. Among them, 225 people (0.55%) have Gout.
Time on Niaspan when people have Gout * :
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Gender of people who have Gout when taking Niaspan * :
Age of people who have Gout when taking Niaspan * :
Severity of Gout when taking Niaspan ** :
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How people recovered from Gout ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
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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I have read mounting evidence that one major side effect of Diovan is elevated uric acid in the blood, which in turn can cause gout.
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