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Review: could Allopurinol cause Edema (Swelling)?

We study 50,545 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 405 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol (latest outcomes from 51,428 users) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout.

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) (latest reports from 182,279 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 50,545 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 367 people (0.73%) have Edema.

Trend of Edema in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Edema * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Edema29.41%11.76%0.00%47.06%5.88%5.88%0.00%

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
Edema51.37%48.63%

Age of people who have Edema when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Edema0.00%0.00%0.00%0.33%1.00%5.98%35.55%57.14%

Severity of Edema when taking Allopurinol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Edema0.00%40.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Edema ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Edema0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gout (72 people, 19.62%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (67 people, 18.26%)
  3. Anxiety (36 people, 9.81%)
  4. Osteoporosis (36 people, 9.81%)
  5. Metastases to bone (35 people, 9.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (167 people, 45.50%)
  2. Aredia (152 people, 41.42%)
  3. Aspirin (135 people, 36.78%)
  4. Lasix (93 people, 25.34%)
  5. Prilosec (87 people, 23.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • hx multiple myeloma x 3 years. Developed elevated AST/ALT liver enxymes due to chemo a year ago.
    Have been treated with prednisone/dexamethasone for year. Recently put on imuran with positive results.
    No chemo in the past year.
    Right elbow painful and significant swelling off and on x 2 months.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • My stomach has been swollen for over 10 years, also constant dry mouth, very thirsty causing fluid overload. This lead to dangerously low sodium. Causing fatigue, weekness, and countless visits to E.R. from halusinations, to passing out on the way to the bathroom, with blood pressure of 36 over 24. I tapered down to .5 mg two times per day, from 1 mg 2x day. This was very difficult and took over two years. Sodium was finally normal. Concerned over health cut down over time to .25mg two times a day, then stopped taking it for over six weeks. Even at .25mg 2X day my stomach was still swollen. Upon stopping, my stomach no longer was flat and I could wear contacts again since my eyes were no longer so dry. I had to go back on it, due to extreme increase in anxiety and agitation. I made it for six weeks. After one .5 mg dose my stomach started to swell or bloat, I was retaining fluids again, after five days a single .25 mg or .5 mg dose causes extreme bloating, and severe pain in my lower abdomen around the left and right sides of my bladder near the groin. The fluid retention is very severe I will gain up to five lb after a single dose from fluids before falling asleep, also causes dry mouth, eyes, and skin. When I wake up the weight is lost. It is very painful every time I take a dose. Note since I went from .25 mg twice a day to stopping, in two weeks I lost 15 pounds, after six weeks I have lost 24 lb, even a week after resuming. I did not want to lose the last 10 lb, now very week physically.
    I do not beleve atypical antipsycotics should ever be used for anxiety, depression, or sleep. Doctors do prescribe seriquil for sleek since it has a low potential for abuse. I do not think that Doctors completely understand the risk of using these medications that block dopamine receptors, since more are created over time, changing brain and body chemestry! Aaron Hart.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have been diagnosed with IBS, but I have reason to believe that maybe taking Allopurinol for the last 8 years for Gout may have some effect on my condition. I understand that 300 mg may be too strong for me. My last uric acid level was 3.1 which is in the normal range...should I reduce my amount of the medication to 1/2? Also, I have not been taking the medication after a meal, but at night before I go to bed. Any advice.

    Reply

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