Allopurinol and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


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 76,218 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA. Among them, 1,860 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 78,053 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,501 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

76,218 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 1,860 people (2.44%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 45.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.02 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.32 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 32.23 %
  • male: 67.77 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.13 %
  • 20-29: 0.44 %
  • 30-39: 1.77 %
  • 40-49: 5.13 %
  • 50-59: 10.77 %
  • 60+: 81.69 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (223 people, 11.99%)
  • High Blood Pressure (217 people, 11.67%)
  • Gout (126 people, 6.77%)
  • Preventive Health Care (110 people, 5.91%)
  • Hyperuricaemia (91 people, 4.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (388 people, 20.86%)
  • Lasix (360 people, 19.35%)
  • Digoxin (353 people, 18.98%)
  • Furosemide (319 people, 17.15%)
  • Coumadin (269 people, 14.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (337 people, 18.12%)
  • Hypotension (304 people, 16.34%)
  • Weakness (300 people, 16.13%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (298 people, 16.02%)
  • Arrhythmias (281 people, 15.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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