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Review: could Allopurinol cause Bone and joint pain?

Summary: Bone and joint pain could be caused by Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 50,490 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,187 have Bone and joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone and joint pain and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol (latest outcomes from 51,361 users) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout.

Bone and joint pain

Bone and joint pain (latest reports from 795,747 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 50,490 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 1,187 people (2.35%) have Bone And Joint Pain. They amount to 0.15% of all the 794,838 people who have Bone And Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bone and joint pain in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Bone and joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone and joint pain56.76%10.81%2.70%18.92%5.41%2.70%2.70%

Gender of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
Bone and joint pain34.43%65.57%

Age of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.00%0.66%0.85%1.61%12.25%24.79%59.83%

Severity of Bone and joint pain when taking Allopurinol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bone and joint pain0.00%25.00%62.50%12.50%

How people recovered from Bone and joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (135 people, 11.37%)
  2. Gout (130 people, 10.95%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (102 people, 8.59%)
  4. Pain (66 people, 5.56%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (63 people, 5.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (291 people, 24.52%)
  2. Lasix (233 people, 19.63%)
  3. Zometa (178 people, 15.00%)
  4. Lipitor (171 people, 14.41%)
  5. Protonix (166 people, 13.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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