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Review: taking Allopurinol and Colcrys together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Allopurinol and Colcrys together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Allopurinol and Colcrys. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 495 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from 51,464 Allopurinol users)

Colcrys has active ingredients of colchicine. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from 603 Colcrys users)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 495 people who take Allopurinol, Colcrys are studied

Allopurinol, Colcrys outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Allopurinol (allopurinol)
- Colcrys (colchicine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Allopurinol is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
44.44%
(4 of 9 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
37.50%
(3 of 8 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
Colcrys is effective33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
20.00%
(2 of 10 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaPain In ExtremityDrug IneffectiveHigh Blood PressureGoutNauseaGout
NauseaPyrexiaUrinary IncontinenceProstate CancerGouty ArthritisMuscle TwitchingSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsNausea
VomitingDyspepsiaOedema PeripheralProstatic Specific Antigen IncreasedAcid RefluxSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsRed EyeDiarrhoea
MyalgiaConstipationMyocardial InfarctionInsomniaAllergiesNauseaGoutPyrexia
AstheniaBack PainMacular DegenerationTinnitusPolyarthralgiaDelayed UrinationBrittle NailsWeight Decreased
Oedema PeripheralColitisVenous OcclusionErectile DysfunctionThrombocytopeniaChest PainLymphoedemaVomiting
ErythemaHyperkalaemiaStomach PainPsychosis AggravatedRinging In The EarsLymphoedemaMuscle TwitchingCondition Aggravated
DizzinessMetabolic AcidosisTremorGoutErectile DysfunctionDelayed UrinationDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectiveVomitingAgitationStomach PainDiarrhoeaBlood Pressure DecreasedCardiac Failure Congestive
Electroencephalogram AbnormalWeight DecreasedBlood Pressure IncreasedRectal BleedingPruritus

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Allopurinol is effective20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
33.33%
(15 of 45 people)
Colcrys is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
35.56%
(16 of 45 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
GoutGout
DiarrhoeaPyrexia
NauseaNausea
MalaiseBlood Creatinine Increased
VomitingDrug Ineffective
HypertensionCondition Aggravated
Weight DecreasedWeight Decreased
Oedema PeripheralDiarrhoea
Condition AggravatedCardiac Arrest
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedCardiac Failure Congestive

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Allopurinol is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
20.00%
(3 of 15 people)
29.41%
(10 of 34 people)
Colcrys is effectiven/an/an/a20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
20.00%
(3 of 15 people)
23.53%
(8 of 34 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aHaemoglobin DecreasedHypertensive CrisisGoutNauseaGout
Muscle WeaknessPeripheral ColdnessPyrexiaPruritusDiarrhoea
Aplastic AnaemiaDecreased AppetiteCondition AggravatedPyrexiaNausea
Bone Marrow Depression NosVomitingNauseaOedema PeripheralCardiac Failure Congestive
Haematocrit DecreasedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedErythema MultiformeHepatic SteatosisDrug Ineffective
Tuberculosis NosNeuralgiaCoughWeight DecreasedAsthenia
NocardiosisDyspnoeaDermatitis NosMalaiseCondition Aggravated
Pneumocystis Carinii InfectionHaematocheziaStevens Johnson SyndromeHyperkalaemiaFatigue
Pulmonary HaemorrhageBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedEcchymosisTendonitisBlood Creatinine Increased
ToxoplasmosisRestless Legs SyndromePruritusGoutMalaise

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Could colchicine or colcrys cause high fsh??
    i'm trying to get pregnant for 1 year and half...i went to a fertility center....i had a problem with my FSH test...it was 13.5 ...i tried to get shot than injection and didn't work yet....i never give up and i tried it again but the FSH were too high...15.6 than 16.9.... the fertility center told me that i have to get an egg downer and i refused that solution....can you give me your advice??? does exist any medicament to get my FSH lower because as i know my FSH test should be between 3 and 10 to get a shot...waiting for your reply thank you.
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  • I have classic hemochromatosis and p-vera disease what should i expect
    I wonder what my prognosis is for the future I am 62 years old and have lost muscle mass. I also have a very enlarged spleen. I have p-vera disorder and classic hemochromatosis
  • How many/what percentage of older males who have had a stroke, have another while taking uloric?
    Concerned as my Rheumatologist wants me to start using Uloric40 mg and while I see that their is a relatively small incidence of stroke occurring (unless you are part of the "small" group); I have been unable to locate statistics for those previous stroke patients that are now using or have used Uloric, and had another stroke.
  • How long will diarrhoea last from taking colcrys
    Have had diarrhoea since I started taking colcrys 3 weeks ago.

More questions for: Allopurinol, Colcrys

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Fluid retention in legs and puffy eyes with colcrys?
    I have been taking Colcrys along with Allopurinol several months because of a severe gout attack three months ago. After taking it for a week or so, I began to notice my lower legs and ankles were somewhat swollen and my eyes were puffy. I stopped taking Colcrys three days ago, and the swelling has almost completely disappeared, leading me to believe, as I has suspected, that the swelling was due to the Colcrys. I was not prone to swollen legs or puffy eyes before this time. I continue to take Allopurinol. I notice fluid retention is not supposed to be one of the side effects of Colcrys, so I wanted to report my experience. I am also wondering if anyone else had this happen to them. Thanks.
  • Allop├╝rinol and achilles tendinitis
    I take allopurinol on a purely prophylactic basis, as my father has got gout and kidney stones. Since three months I suffer from achilles tendinitis; I put it down to overload; I am rather heavy and play a lot of tennis, besides moving a lot at work. As always, I tried to "walk through" my weight associated problems, but it did not get any better. Non-compliant, I stopped taking allopurinol for the last three days, and, surprise surprise, the pain is quickly abating, in spite of playing prolonged matches the last three days. I remembered that gyrase inhibitors (e.g. ciprofloxacin) predispose to achilles tendon rupture, a fact that I was personal witness with a female player at our club. So I speculate on a causal link between allopurinol and achilles tendinitis
  • Allopurinol for 6-mp metabolism to 6-tgn
    I began taking Allopurinol 100mg to help metabolize the Purinethol I have been taking for 6 years for Crohn's disease after a blood test revealed my 6-MMP metabolites were too high and 6-TG were too low. Several published studies show Allopurinol to be helpful for "non-preferential metabolizers" like me, to help shunt the metabolic pathway towards therapeutic 6-TG.

    After 1 week of Allopurinol, I had to discontinue the drug due to debilitating nausea, which was worst in the morning.
  • Ear pain from allopurinol 100mg (1 response)
    I have just been prescribed 100mg Allopurinol.
    1 a day.
    I am in my second day of taking these tablets.
    I have begun to get get a sudden pain in my ear.
    I have never in all my years have ever had such a pain.
    I know the only change that has happened around me is taking these tablets.
    I have stopped taking these and am awaiting my next appt with my GP.
    I do take Arcoxia with paracetemol for pain relief.
  • Allopurinol and muscle cramps
    Approximately 5 years ago I developed gout and my physician prescribed allopurinol. After a period of time I began to have muscle spasms in the calves of my legs at night. My doctor gave me a prescription for restless leg syndrome, which helped for a short time. I was then given a different prescription when that one no longer helped, and finally a third prescription, which did not work either. The cramps continued to grow more severe and more frequent. I was also having extremely severe cramps in my left hand, to the point that I could not straighten my fingers for several excruciating minutes. Although the cramps in my calves had lessened significantly, my toes were starting to cramp severely.



    I stopped taking allopurinol about a month ago, and since then I realized that my hands and toes were cramping less and less, and now it is almost completely gone. I inadvertently stopped the allopurinol and I lost the bottle of pills and didn't realize it until I went to refill my pill box that holds a month's supply divided into daily doses. I searched on the internet and found that muscle problems are not uncommon for some people taking allopurinol.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Seems to flare up each time more severe than the last

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (13 months ago):

  • I also take a drug called Moxonidine for High Blood pressure.

    Reply

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