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Review: could Allopurinol cause Coronary artery disease?

Summary: Coronary artery disease could be caused by Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 50,490 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 508 have Coronary artery disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Coronary artery disease and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 50,490 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 508 people (1.01%) have Coronary Artery Disease. They amount to 0.24% of all the 212,125 people who have Coronary Artery Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Coronary artery disease in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Coronary artery disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coronary artery disease0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Coronary artery disease when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
Coronary artery disease22.50%77.50%

Age of people who have Coronary artery disease when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coronary artery disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.22%4.03%26.17%69.57%

Severity of Coronary artery disease when taking Allopurinol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Coronary artery disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (57 people, 11.22%)
  2. Hypertension (44 people, 8.66%)
  3. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (42 people, 8.27%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 7.09%)
  5. Gout (30 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (217 people, 42.72%)
  2. Lipitor (114 people, 22.44%)
  3. Lasix (96 people, 18.90%)
  4. Lisinopril (94 people, 18.50%)
  5. Plavix (90 people, 17.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have NASH related Cirrhosis, Asthma, COPD, Narcolepsy, OSA/Hypopnea, RLS, Type II Diabetes along with Factor V. I take 300mg of Allopurinol daily and was just increased to 60mg of Ritalin.

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