Review: Allopurinol side effects
In this review, we analyze Allopurinol side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol. The review is based on 50,512 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What is Allopurinol
Allopurinol (latest outcomes from 51,393 users) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout.
Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (allopurinol): Zyloprim, Lopurin.
On Jul, 22, 2014: 50,512 people who reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol are studied
Most common side effects over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified |
|Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Blood Creatinine Increased||Renal Failure Acute||Interstitial Lung Disease||Diarrhoea||Pulmonary Embolism||Dyspnoea |
|Renal Failure Acute||Platelet Count Decreased||Pyrexia||Anaemia||Renal Failure Acute||C-reactive Protein Increased||Weight Decreased||Anaemia |
|Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Renal Failure Acute||General Physical Health Deterioration||Blood Creatinine Increased||Pyrexia||Pleural Effusion||Tinnitus||Pain |
|Renal Failure||Anaemia||Renal Failure Acute||Diarrhoea||Renal Failure||Decreased Appetite||Osteomyelitis||Nausea |
|Hypotension||Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms||Renal Failure||Renal Failure||Diarrhoea||Dyspnoea||Dyspnoea||Fatigue |
|Pneumonia||Diarrhoea||Anaemia||Dehydration||Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased||Interstitial Lung Disease||Leukopenia||Renal Failure Acute |
|Febrile Neutropenia||Stevens-johnson Syndrome||Renal Impairment||Renal Impairment||Atrial Fibrillation||Renal Failure||Renal Failure||Renal Failure |
|Thrombocytopenia||Rash||Cardiac Failure||Cardiac Failure||Renal Impairment||Nausea||Hypoxia||Pyrexia |
|Diarrhoea||Renal Failure||Pancytopenia||Atrial Fibrillation||Myalgia||Syncope||Oral Herpes||Asthenia |
Most common side effects by gender * :
|Renal Failure Acute||Renal Failure Acute |
|Asthenia||Renal Failure |
Most common side effects by age * :
|Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis||Pyrexia||Hepatotoxicity||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Pyrexia||Renal Failure Acute |
|Premature Baby||Cough||Blood Bilirubin Increased||Febrile Neutropenia||Fatigue||Nausea||Nausea||Pyrexia |
|Hypoglycaemia Neonatal||Tumour Lysis Syndrome||Dilatation Intrahepatic Duct Acquired||Platelet Count Decreased||Headache||Dyspnoea||Diarrhoea||Dyspnoea |
|Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome||Neutropenia||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Nausea||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Pain||Dyspnoea||Nausea |
|Jaundice Neonatal||Febrile Neutropenia||Liver Function Test Abnormal||Dyspnoea||Anxiety||Fatigue||Fatigue||Anaemia |
|Foetal Cerebrovascular Disorder||Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder||Pyrexia||Vomiting||Nausea||Renal Failure Acute||Anaemia||Diarrhoea |
|Placental Disorder||Cytomegalovirus Infection||Hypotension||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Hypotension||Diarrhoea||Pain||Renal Failure |
|Pyrexia||Renal Failure Acute||Venoocclusive Liver Disease||Diarrhoea||Malaise||Asthenia||Renal Failure Acute||Asthenia |
|Chloroma||Venoocclusive Liver Disease||Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased||Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Dizziness||Blood Creatinine Increased||Oedema Peripheral||Fatigue |
|Foetal Growth Restriction||Chronic Sinusitis||Renal Failure||White Blood Cell Count Decreased||Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Arthralgia||Hypotension||Blood Creatinine Increased |
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Also have decreased kidney function 25% of kidneys are functioning. When I went in the hospital in May 2014 , 2 small blood clots were found ( lung and also in right leg ) Plus I had Gout and continued to have pain in the knee and swelling in right leg. Now I am ok, but still taking 5 mg of prednisone (for a 10 day period) I was taking prednisone while in the hospital as well and after when I returned home continued. I went to the Rheumatologist and he didnt like the way the hospital dispensed the medication. (He said it took too long the way it had been prescribed) So he told me not to continue it that way and to follow it his way so he increased the dosage to 40 mg and then tapered to 20 and then to 10 mg. off for a total 6 days, but i was still in pain in my knee and swelling. He told me to continue for a 10 day period 5 mg. but i still had some pain and swelling. He told me to do another 10 day period with 5 mg . The reason is I had to be attack free in order to start my 50 mg of Allopurinol 3 times a week which I started today. I dont have any pain in my right leg but it still swells a little when I am walking a lot, but when I elevate it, swelling goes down and leg is normal. At night, I sleep with a pillow under my legs which helps. The other thing is my kidney doctor wants to put me on Calcitriol (Vit. D) He wants to do this in September and I want to know is this ok to take because of my "decreased kidney function"? My calcium blood level is 9.0 right now and previous blood reports Calcium levels were 9.2, 8.6, 9.4 and 9.1 Wouldnt this be considered a normal calcium level. I understand that too much calcium in the blood is not good. I also wanted to mention that I have high blood pressure for many years and when I went in the hospital, they took me off the High blood pressure medication Quinapril (20 mg) and I am still off it. I lost 15 lbs and BP pressure is about 130/70 but eventually Dr. wants to put me back on it. As for the Hyperparathyroidism which was was shown on my last blood test that i took. Is it possible that the Prednisone that I have been taking could have caused this? I appreciate any help you can give me on the above. Thank you.
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During exertion, experience shortness of breath and burning in leg muscles. Observed low heart rate.
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