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Review: could Allopurinol cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 50,566 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,387 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 51,452 Allopurinol users)

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 87,230 Atrial fibrillation patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 50,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 1,402 people (2.77%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation25.37%16.42%4.48%17.91%29.85%5.97%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation29.06%70.94%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.08%0.00%0.30%0.23%2.12%6.43%10.67%80.18%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Allopurinol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%85.71%14.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation20.00%20.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (157 people, 11.20%)
  2. Hypertension (153 people, 10.91%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (149 people, 10.63%)
  4. Gout (82 people, 5.85%)
  5. Hyperuricaemia (68 people, 4.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (435 people, 31.03%)
  2. Digoxin (394 people, 28.10%)
  3. Lasix (353 people, 25.18%)
  4. Furosemide (312 people, 22.25%)
  5. Coumadin (283 people, 20.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Atrial Fibrillation while taking Allopurinol?

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- support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation

Recent conversations of related support groups:

  • Support group for people who have Atrial Fibrillation
    Are everyone's hearts as I say "behaving this evening?" Had a full day without pvcs! Always a good thing! The last afib episode was in October! For some reason it always appears every 6 months! So I'm not due until April 2015! Will try to be positive and tell myself it's not going to happen!

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • JamesStanfield on Jan, 8, 2015:

    I am a Caucasian male, age 67, and I have been treated for AFIB. In 2012 I was hospitalized four times with AFIB and other heart conditions. After two unsuccessful attempts to treat AFIB via Cardioversion, a different Cardiology / ElectroPulmonology team successfully treated my AFIB via Catheter ablation. Yes, I definitely have personally observed a strong correlation between the use of oregano and AFIB. Last night, I used oregano on a small homemade pizza and later during the night / early A.M. I had an AFIB problem that was relieved by taking 40-mg of Sotalol and 2.5-mg of Lisinopril - both meds are part of my prescribed treatment plan.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • irish queen on Dec, 15, 2014:

    I'm so sorry. A-Fib is not a pleasant condition to have to deal with. Good luck to you.

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