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Review: could Allopurinol cause Diarrhoea?

Summary: Diarrhoea 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, 2,425 have Diarrhoea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhoea and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 50,490 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 2,848 people (5.64%) have Diarrhoea. They amount to 0.26% of all the 1,095,268 people who have Diarrhoea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Diarrhoea in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Diarrhoea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhoea36.10%29.88%5.39%6.64%9.54%9.96%2.49%

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhoea37.16%62.84%

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhoea0.00%0.34%0.57%1.45%2.09%7.27%18.56%69.72%

Severity of Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhoea14.29%42.86%28.57%14.29%

How people recovered from Diarrhoea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhoea0.00%11.11%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (353 people, 12.39%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (260 people, 9.13%)
  3. Gout (223 people, 7.83%)
  4. Prophylaxis (133 people, 4.67%)
  5. Hyperuricaemia (129 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (673 people, 23.63%)
  2. Lasix (519 people, 18.22%)
  3. Furosemide (443 people, 15.55%)
  4. Lisinopril (285 people, 10.01%)
  5. Prednisone (258 people, 9.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Nafisa on Feb, 10, 2013:

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