Review: could Allopurinol cause Cough?


Summary

Cough 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 Hypertension . We study 57,041 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,058 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 56,919 users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 85,022 Cough patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

57,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 1,058 people (1.85%) have Cough


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Cough?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Cough *:

  • < 1 month: 56.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.82 %

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 30.22 %
  • male: 69.78 %

Age of people who have Cough when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.67 %
  • 10-19: 0.22 %
  • 20-29: 0.78 %
  • 30-39: 3.01 %
  • 40-49: 7.02 %
  • 50-59: 19.62 %
  • 60+: 67.67 %

Severity if Cough when taking Allopurinol **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Cough **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (134 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (127 people)
  • Gout (89 people)
  • Pain (68 people)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (50 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (239 people)
  • Furosemide (180 people)
  • Lasix (164 people)
  • Lipitor (154 people)
  • Zometa (127 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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