Allopurinol and Edema - from FDA reports


Summary

Edema is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Gout . We study 76,218 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA. Among them, 537 have Edema. Find out below who they are, when they have Edema and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 78,050 users)

Edema

Edema (excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 40,572 Edema patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

76,218 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 537 people (0.7%) have Edema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Edema?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Edema *:

  • < 1 month: 46.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 26.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Edema when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 53.09 %
  • male: 46.91 %

Age of people who have Edema when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.24 %
  • 30-39: 1.67 %
  • 40-49: 6.9 %
  • 50-59: 27.62 %
  • 60+: 63.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gout (96 people, 17.88%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (84 people, 15.64%)
  • High Blood Pressure (54 people, 10.06%)
  • Osteoporosis (43 people, 8.01%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (43 people, 8.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (186 people, 34.64%)
  • Aredia (165 people, 30.73%)
  • Lasix (130 people, 24.21%)
  • Aspirin (106 people, 19.74%)
  • Prilosec (95 people, 17.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (212 people, 39.48%)
  • Osteomyelitis (169 people, 31.47%)
  • Rashes (157 people, 29.24%)
  • Bone Disorder (156 people, 29.05%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (150 people, 27.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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