Review: could Allopurinol cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 49,675 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,464 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 50,176 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 82,868 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

49,675 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 1,464 people (2.95%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 28.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.55 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 29.08 %
  • male: 70.92 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.32 %
  • 20-29: 0.24 %
  • 30-39: 2.13 %
  • 40-49: 6.25 %
  • 50-59: 10.91 %
  • 60+: 80.08 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Allopurinol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 83.33 %
  • severe: 16.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Atrial Fibrillation **:

  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (152 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (133 people)
  • Hypertension (128 people)
  • Gout (72 people)
  • Hyperuricaemia (63 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (346 people)
  • Digoxin (334 people)
  • Lasix (312 people)
  • Furosemide (280 people)
  • Coumadin (242 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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