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Review: could Allopurinol cause Acute lymphocytic leukaemia?

We study 50,519 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol (latest outcomes from 51,399 users) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout.

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia

Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (cancer of the white blood cells) (latest reports from 10,340 patients) has been reported by people with acute lymphocytic leukemia (all), multiple myeloma, chronic myeloid leukaemia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 28, 2014: 50,519 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 35 people (0.07%) have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia. They amount to 0.34% of all the 10,340 people who have Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acute lymphocytic leukaemia in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acute lymphocytic leukaemia40.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
Acute lymphocytic leukaemia53.66%46.34%

Age of people who have Acute lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acute lymphocytic leukaemia0.00%3.57%28.57%0.00%21.43%10.71%7.14%28.57%

Severity of Acute lymphocytic leukaemia when taking Allopurinol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Acute lymphocytic leukaemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (16 people, 45.71%)
  2. Tumour lysis syndrome (9 people, 25.71%)
  3. Hypertension (4 people, 11.43%)
  4. Prophylaxis (4 people, 11.43%)
  5. Pyrexia (4 people, 11.43%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (13 people, 37.14%)
  2. Dexamethasone (13 people, 37.14%)
  3. Vincristine (12 people, 34.29%)
  4. Ondansetron (10 people, 28.57%)
  5. Acetaminophen (9 people, 25.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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