Review: could Allopurinol cause Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia?


Acute lymphocytic leukaemia is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Dexamethasone, and have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia . We study 58,296 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia and more.

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Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 78,006 users)

Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells) has been reported by people with acute lymphocytic leukemia (all), multiple myeloma, preventive health care, chronic myeloid leukaemia, breast cancer (latest reports from 12,069 Acute lymphocytic leukaemia patients).

On Sep, 24, 2016

58,296 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 39 people (0.07%) have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Acute lymphocytic leukaemia?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 58.97 %
  • male: 41.03 %

Age of people who have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.7 %
  • 10-19: 18.52 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 22.22 %
  • 40-49: 11.11 %
  • 50-59: 7.41 %
  • 60+: 37.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia (14 people, 35.90%)
  • Tumour Lysis Syndrome (7 people, 17.95%)
  • Prophylaxis (3 people, 7.69%)
  • Chemotherapy (3 people, 7.69%)
  • Anaemia Of Malignant Disease (3 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Dexamethasone (11 people, 28.21%)
  • Vincristine (10 people, 25.64%)
  • Ondansetron (10 people, 25.64%)
  • Methotrexate (9 people, 23.08%)
  • Diflucan (8 people, 20.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pancytopenia (9 people, 23.08%)
  • Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (8 people, 20.51%)
  • Dyspnoea (8 people, 20.51%)
  • Hypotension (7 people, 17.95%)
  • Dehydration (7 people, 17.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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