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Review: Allopurinol and Ibuprofen

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Allopurinol and Ibuprofen. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,071 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Allopurinol (what 51,406 Allopurinol users reported?) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is used in gout.

Ibuprofen (what 61,531 Ibuprofen users reported?) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is used in pain.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 1,071 people who take Allopurinol, Ibuprofen are studied

Allopurinol, Ibuprofen outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Allopurinol (allopurinol)
- Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Allopurinol is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
n/a
Ibuprofen is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaWeight DecreasedExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, WearinessWhite Blood Cell Count DecreasedWeight DecreasedHyponatraemiaGastroenteritis RotavirusPain
Renal Failure AcuteBlood Uric Acid IncreasedHaemarthrosisNeutrophil Count DecreasedUrinary Tract InfectionHypokalaemiaDiarrhoeaAnaemia
AstheniaHyperuricaemiaWeight Gain - UnintentionalAutoimmune ThrombocytopeniaRenal Failure AcutePneumoniaDehydrationBack Pain
DyspnoeaDiarrhoeaHeadacheVisual DisturbanceHepatitis AcuteRenal FailureC-reactive Protein IncreasedNausea
NauseaHepatic SteatosisAnxiety AggravatedVision BlurredDiarrhoeaAstheniaHypokalaemiaFatigue
VomitingVomitingDepressionDisseminated Intravascular CoagulationDecreased AppetiteSyncopeHyponatraemiaDizziness
Back PainHyperkalaemiaVision BlurredPlatelet Count DecreasedWeight Gain - UnintentionalDiarrhoeaSyncopeAnxiety
HyperuricaemiaMetabolic AcidosisHyperuricaemiaHeadacheGastroenteritis RotavirusPneumoniaDyspnoea
Chest DiscomfortTendonitisFebrile NeutropeniaDepressionDehydrationRenal FailureAbdominal Pain
Sleep DisorderSciaticaNeutropeniaAnxiety AggravatedC-reactive Protein IncreasedArthritisAsthenia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Allopurinol is effective33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
70.00%
(7 of 10 people)
Ibuprofen is effective0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaAnaemia
Abdominal PainPain
PainDizziness
Back PainAnxiety
AnaemiaPneumonia
FatigueBack Pain
DyspnoeaPyrexia
MalaiseArthralgia
AnxietyFatigue
Oedema PeripheralDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Allopurinol is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
36.84%
(7 of 19 people)
Ibuprofen is effectiven/an/an/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
27.78%
(5 of 18 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal Failuren/an/aDyspnoeaHypertensionAnxietyAnxietyFatigue
MalaiseDeep Vein ThrombosisNight SweatsPainPainDyspnoea
HyperkalaemiaNauseaFatiguePyrexiaBack PainBack Pain
AnaemiaMyocardial InfarctionBack PainNauseaRenal Failure Acute
Conjunctivitis ViralLymphadenopathyDecreased AppetiteDizzinessPain
Urinary Tract InfectionMyalgiaOedema PeripheralAnaemiaNausea
InsomniaCardiac ArrestBone DisorderWeight DecreasedAbdominal Pain
AstheniaDizzinessHeadacheAbdominal PainAnaemia
GastritisDiabetes MellitusNauseaImpaired HealingDizziness
VomitingAnaemiaFatiguePneumoniaDiarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Allopurinol (allopurinol) is often used to treat gout. Ibuprofen (ibuprofen) is often used to treat pain. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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