Could Allopurinol cause Diarrhoea - from FDA reports


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 Lasix, and have High blood pressure . We study 76,218 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA. Among them, 3,934 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 78,037 users)

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,575 Diarrhoea patients).

On Dec, 18, 2016

76,218 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 3,934 people (5.16%) have Diarrhoea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Diarrhoea?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Diarrhoea *:

  • < 1 month: 40.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.8 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.97 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.97 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.25 %
  • 10+ years: 1.09 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 38.39 %
  • male: 61.61 %

Age of people who have Diarrhoea when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.03 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.46 %
  • 20-29: 1.47 %
  • 30-39: 1.62 %
  • 40-49: 6.38 %
  • 50-59: 17.43 %
  • 60+: 72.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (556 people, 14.13%)
  • Gout (395 people, 10.04%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (389 people, 9.89%)
  • Preventive Health Care (258 people, 6.56%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (226 people, 5.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (602 people, 15.30%)
  • Aspirin (540 people, 13.73%)
  • Furosemide (451 people, 11.46%)
  • Lisinopril (322 people, 8.19%)
  • Simvastatin (294 people, 7.47%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (927 people, 23.56%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (840 people, 21.35%)
  • Fatigue (726 people, 18.45%)
  • Fever (601 people, 15.28%)
  • Dehydration (598 people, 15.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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