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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 50,483 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 51,361 users) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (allopurinol): Zyloprim, Lopurin.

On Apr, 20, 2014: 50,483 people who reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol are studied

 outcomes

Side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pyrexia
(205 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(134 reports)

Sepsis
(105 reports)

Stevens-johnson Syndrome
(98 reports)

Renal Failure
(97 reports)

Hypotension
(89 reports)

Pneumonia
(83 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(82 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(80 reports)

Diarrhoea
(78 reports)

Pyrexia
(134 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(87 reports)

Pneumonia
(82 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(74 reports)

Anaemia
(67 reports)

Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms
(66 reports)

Diarrhoea
(65 reports)

Stevens-johnson Syndrome
(61 reports)

Renal Failure
(58 reports)

Rash
(58 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(21 reports)

Pyrexia
(20 reports)

Rash
(19 reports)

General Physical Health Deterioration
(19 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(18 reports)

Renal Failure
(18 reports)

Anaemia
(17 reports)

Renal Impairment
(15 reports)

Cardiac Failure
(13 reports)

Pancytopenia
(11 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(34 reports)

Anaemia
(23 reports)

Pyrexia
(19 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(18 reports)

Diarrhoea
(17 reports)

Renal Failure
(16 reports)

Dehydration
(14 reports)

Renal Impairment
(14 reports)

Cardiac Failure
(13 reports)

Atrial Fibrillation
(12 reports)

Interstitial Lung Disease
(22 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(22 reports)

Thrombocytopenia
(21 reports)

Pyrexia
(21 reports)

Renal Failure
(20 reports)

Diarrhoea
(20 reports)

Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
(19 reports)

Atrial Fibrillation
(18 reports)

Renal Impairment
(17 reports)

Renal Failure Chronic
(15 reports)

Diarrhoea
(19 reports)

C-reactive Protein Increased
(16 reports)

Pyrexia
(14 reports)

Decreased Appetite
(11 reports)

Pleural Effusion
(11 reports)

Renal Failure
(9 reports)

Dyspnoea
(9 reports)

Nausea
(9 reports)

Interstitial Lung Disease
(9 reports)

Delirium
(8 reports)

Pulmonary Embolism
(11 reports)

Weight Decreased
(9 reports)

Osteomyelitis
(7 reports)

Pneumonia
(7 reports)

Dyspnoea
(7 reports)

Tinnitus
(7 reports)

Hypoxia
(6 reports)

Renal Failure
(6 reports)

Leukopenia
(6 reports)

Myocardial Infarction
(5 reports)

Dyspnoea
(1,686 reports)

Anaemia
(1,554 reports)

Diarrhoea
(1,453 reports)

Pain
(1,431 reports)

Nausea
(1,420 reports)

Fatigue
(1,347 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(1,292 reports)

Renal Failure
(1,283 reports)

Pyrexia
(1,218 reports)

Asthenia
(1,177 reports)

Side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
Common side effects Nausea
(1,064 reports)

Pyrexia
(997 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(939 reports)

Anaemia
(874 reports)

Diarrhoea
(858 reports)

Dyspnoea
(851 reports)

Asthenia
(753 reports)

Fatigue
(726 reports)

Pain
(690 reports)

Vomiting
(666 reports)

Pyrexia
(2,156 reports)

Dyspnoea
(1,738 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(1,670 reports)

Nausea
(1,514 reports)

Diarrhoea
(1,451 reports)

Fatigue
(1,432 reports)

Renal Failure
(1,422 reports)

Anaemia
(1,414 reports)

Asthenia
(1,270 reports)

Pneumonia
(1,258 reports)

Side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Common side effects Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
(9 reports)

Premature Baby
(6 reports)

Hypoglycaemia Neonatal
(6 reports)

Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome
(5 reports)

Jaundice Neonatal
(5 reports)

Foetal Cerebrovascular Disorder
(5 reports)

Placental Disorder
(5 reports)

Pyrexia
(4 reports)

Chloroma
(3 reports)

Foetal Growth Restriction
(3 reports)

Pyrexia
(25 reports)

Cough
(15 reports)

Tumour Lysis Syndrome
(14 reports)

Neutropenia
(12 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(12 reports)

Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
(11 reports)

Cytomegalovirus Infection
(10 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(10 reports)

Venoocclusive Liver Disease
(9 reports)

Chronic Sinusitis
(9 reports)

Hepatotoxicity
(47 reports)

Blood Bilirubin Increased
(46 reports)

Dilatation Intrahepatic Duct Acquired
(45 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(44 reports)

Liver Function Test Abnormal
(42 reports)

Pyrexia
(38 reports)

Hypotension
(36 reports)

Venoocclusive Liver Disease
(36 reports)

Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
(35 reports)

Renal Failure
(27 reports)

Pyrexia
(56 reports)

Febrile Neutropenia
(45 reports)

Platelet Count Decreased
(37 reports)

Nausea
(35 reports)

Dyspnoea
(32 reports)

Vomiting
(31 reports)

Diarrhoea
(31 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(31 reports)

Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
(29 reports)

White Blood Cell Count Decreased
(25 reports)

Pyrexia
(143 reports)

Fatigue
(82 reports)

Headache
(65 reports)

Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
(63 reports)

Anxiety
(61 reports)

Nausea
(60 reports)

Hypotension
(58 reports)

Malaise
(56 reports)

Dizziness
(54 reports)

Anaemia
(53 reports)

Pyrexia
(255 reports)

Nausea
(210 reports)

Dyspnoea
(185 reports)

Pain
(168 reports)

Fatigue
(164 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(161 reports)

Diarrhoea
(153 reports)

Asthenia
(139 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(126 reports)

Arthralgia
(125 reports)

Pyrexia
(539 reports)

Nausea
(406 reports)

Diarrhoea
(396 reports)

Dyspnoea
(390 reports)

Fatigue
(367 reports)

Anaemia
(339 reports)

Pain
(332 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(331 reports)

Oedema Peripheral
(319 reports)

Hypotension
(304 reports)

Renal Failure Acute
(1,880 reports)

Pyrexia
(1,777 reports)

Dyspnoea
(1,615 reports)

Nausea
(1,553 reports)

Anaemia
(1,485 reports)

Diarrhoea
(1,450 reports)

Renal Failure
(1,356 reports)

Asthenia
(1,339 reports)

Fatigue
(1,277 reports)

Blood Creatinine Increased
(1,201 reports)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I am curious to know if the Allopurinol can increase blood sugar, though I gained up to 10 lbs since I first started taking this med, I think in part due to less exercise on my part.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have NASH related Cirrhosis, Asthma, COPD, Narcolepsy, OSA/Hypopnea, RLS, Type II Diabetes along with Factor V. I take 300mg of Allopurinol daily and was just increased to 60mg of Ritalin.

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