Niacin and Petechiae - from FDA reports


Petechiae is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Aspirin, and have Insomnia. This review analyzes which people have Petechiae with Niacin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 6,579 people who have side effects when taking Niacin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 23, 2017

6,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 11 people (0.17%) have Petechiae

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Petechiae?

Gender of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 45.45 %
  • male: 54.55 %

Age of people who have Petechiae when taking Niacin *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Insomnia (3 people, 27.27%)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (1 person, 9.09%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (1 person, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (5 people, 45.45%)
  • Percocet (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Nexium (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Lasix (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Capecitabine (3 people, 27.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Fever (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Emotional Distress (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Back Pain (4 people, 36.36%)
  • Arrhythmias (4 people, 36.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Niacin has active ingredients of niacin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Niacin 7,447 users)


Petechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, atrial fibrillation/flutter, depression (latest reports from 8,777 Petechiae patients).

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