Review: could Allopurinol cause High blood sugar?
Summary: High blood sugar could be caused by Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.
We study 50,490 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 438 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 50,490 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 328 people (0.65%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.23% of all the 141,679 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.
Time on Allopurinol when people have High blood sugar * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High blood sugar||47.27%||32.73%||0.00%||1.82%||7.27%||5.45%||5.45% |
Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Allopurinol * :
|High blood sugar||30.63%||69.37% |
Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Allopurinol * :
|High blood sugar||0.00%||0.32%||1.29%||1.94%||8.74%||10.68%||20.71%||56.31% |
Severity of High blood sugar when taking Allopurinol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High blood sugar||11.11%||55.56%||22.22%||11.11% |
How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High blood sugar||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (50 people, 15.24%)
- Diabetes mellitus (27 people, 8.23%)
- Multiple myeloma (26 people, 7.93%)
- Gout (25 people, 7.62%)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (21 people, 6.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (87 people, 26.52%)
- Aspirin (78 people, 23.78%)
- Lisinopril (53 people, 16.16%)
- Protonix (48 people, 14.63%)
- Diflucan (48 people, 14.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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