Could Niaspan cause Gout - from FDA reports


Summary

Gout is found among people who take Niaspan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 42,829 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA. Among them, 228 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

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Niaspan

Niaspan has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niaspan 43,765 users)

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, gout, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 22,860 Gout patients).

On Dec, 04, 2016

42,829 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan.
Among them, 228 people (0.53%) have Gout


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niaspan cause Gout?

Time on Niaspan when people have Gout *:

  • < 1 month: 26.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 26.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Niaspan *:

  • female: 17.19 %
  • male: 82.81 %

Age of people who have Gout when taking Niaspan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.71 %
  • 40-49: 10.26 %
  • 50-59: 34.19 %
  • 60+: 53.85 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (70 people, 30.70%)
  • Allopurinol (45 people, 19.74%)
  • Crestor (38 people, 16.67%)
  • Lisinopril (36 people, 15.79%)
  • Lipitor (27 people, 11.84%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Niaspan, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (53 people, 23.25%)
  • High Blood Pressure (20 people, 8.77%)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (15 people, 6.58%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Skin Blushing/flushing (73 people, 32.02%)
  • Pain In Extremity (29 people, 12.72%)
  • Itching (25 people, 10.96%)
  • Rashes (21 people, 9.21%)
  • Feeling Hot (21 people, 9.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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