Niacin and Rhabdomyolysis - from FDA reports


Summary

Rhabdomyolysis is found among people who take Niacin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Simvastatin, and have Hyperlipidaemia. This review analyzes which people have Rhabdomyolysis 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, 21, 2017

6,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Niacin.
Among them, 152 people (2.31%) have Rhabdomyolysis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Niacin cause Rhabdomyolysis?

Time on Niacin when people have Rhabdomyolysis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 67.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.2 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.2 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.04 %
  • 10+ years: 2.04 %

Gender of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin *:

  • female: 37.06 %
  • male: 62.94 %

Age of people who have Rhabdomyolysis when taking Niacin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.68 %
  • 40-49: 4.2 %
  • 50-59: 36.13 %
  • 60+: 57.98 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hyperlipidaemia (24 people, 15.79%)
  • Quit Smoking (3 people, 1.97%)
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia (3 people, 1.97%)
  • Dyslipidaemia (3 people, 1.97%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (3 people, 1.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (43 people, 28.29%)
  • Zocor (33 people, 21.71%)
  • Baycol (33 people, 21.71%)
  • Lasix (18 people, 11.84%)
  • Gemfibrozil (14 people, 9.21%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Renal Failure Acute (42 people, 27.63%)
  • Weakness (37 people, 24.34%)
  • Muscle Aches (33 people, 21.71%)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (26 people, 17.11%)
  • Jaundice - Yellow Skin (19 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Niacin

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

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