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 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High density lipoprotein decreased . We study 37,306 people who have side effects while taking Niaspan from FDA and social media. Among them, 265 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 37,755 users)

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 12,362 Gout patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

37,306 people reported to have side effects when taking Niaspan.
Among them, 265 people (0.71%) have Gout


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niaspan cause Gout?

Time on Niaspan when people have Gout *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.27 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Niaspan *:

  • female: 16.41 %
  • male: 83.59 %

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: 0.65 %
  • 40-49: 9.15 %
  • 50-59: 37.91 %
  • 60+: 52.29 %

Severity if Gout when taking Niaspan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Gout **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (41 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (30 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (30 people)
  • Hypertension (20 people)
  • Gout (20 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (61 people)
  • Allopurinol (42 people)
  • Lisinopril (32 people)
  • Crestor (31 people)
  • Lipitor (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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