Review: could Allopurinol cause Diarrhoea?


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 Hypertension . We study 49,675 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,424 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 Allopurinol 50,176 users)

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, constipation, drug ineffective (latest reports from 135,185 Diarrhoea patients).

On Jul, 15, 2016

49,675 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 2,424 people (4.88%) have Diarrhoea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Diarrhoea?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Diarrhoea *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 2.67 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 36.98 %
  • male: 63.02 %

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.57 %
  • 20-29: 1.51 %
  • 30-39: 1.61 %
  • 40-49: 7.03 %
  • 50-59: 18.89 %
  • 60+: 70.11 %

Severity if Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 12.5 %

How people recovered from Diarrhoea **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 9.09 %
  • not yet: 90.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (315 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (251 people)
  • Gout (209 people)
  • Prophylaxis (127 people)
  • Hyperuricaemia (112 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (467 people)
  • Lasix (439 people)
  • Furosemide (371 people)
  • Lisinopril (263 people)
  • Simvastatin (245 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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