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Review: could Allopurinol cause High blood sugar (Hyperglycemia)?





Summary: High blood sugar 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 50,559 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 51,438 users)

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from High blood sugar 16,702 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 50,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 329 people (0.65%) have High Blood Sugar.

Trend of High blood sugar in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar46.43%32.14%0.00%1.79%8.93%5.36%5.36%

Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
High blood sugar30.54%69.46%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%0.32%1.29%1.94%8.71%10.65%20.97%56.13%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Allopurinol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar10.00%60.00%20.00%10.00%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood sugar0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (50 people, 15.20%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (27 people, 8.21%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (26 people, 7.90%)
  4. Gout (26 people, 7.90%)
  5. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (21 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (87 people, 26.44%)
  2. Aspirin (78 people, 23.71%)
  3. Lisinopril (53 people, 16.11%)
  4. Protonix (48 people, 14.59%)
  5. Diflucan (48 people, 14.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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