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Review: could Allopurinol cause Diarrhoea (Diarrhea)?

Summary: Diarrhoea 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 High blood pressure.

We study 50,579 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,427 have Diarrhoea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhoea and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from 51,464 Allopurinol users)

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 170,816 Diarrhoea patients)

On Feb, 2, 2015: 50,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 2,850 people (5.64%) have Diarrhoea.

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
Diarrhoea35.95%29.75%5.37%6.61%9.92%9.92%2.48%

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhoea37.17%62.83%

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhoea0.00%0.34%0.57%1.44%2.09%7.26%18.55%69.75%

Severity of Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhoea12.50%43.75%31.25%12.50%

How people recovered from Diarrhoea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhoea0.00%9.09%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (353 people, 12.39%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (260 people, 9.12%)
  3. Gout (223 people, 7.82%)
  4. Prophylaxis (133 people, 4.67%)
  5. Hyperuricaemia (129 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (674 people, 23.65%)
  2. Lasix (519 people, 18.21%)
  3. Furosemide (443 people, 15.54%)
  4. Lisinopril (285 people, 10.00%)
  5. Prednisone (258 people, 9.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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