Review: could Allopurinol cause Mouth ulceration (Mouth ulcers)?
Summary: Mouth ulceration 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 Gout.
We study 50,579 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 237 have Mouth ulceration. Find out below who they are, when they have Mouth ulceration and more.
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Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from 51,464 Allopurinol users)
Mouth ulceration (mouth ulcers) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma, pain, breast cancer. (latest reports from 9,998 Mouth ulceration patients)
On Mar, 4, 2015: 50,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 237 people (0.47%) have Mouth Ulceration.
Time on Allopurinol when people have Mouth ulceration * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mouth ulceration||72.73%||9.09%||0.00%||9.09%||9.09%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Mouth ulceration when taking Allopurinol * :
|Mouth ulceration||41.45%||58.55% |
Age of people who have Mouth ulceration when taking Allopurinol * :
|Mouth ulceration||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.18%||4.37%||10.48%||34.06%||48.91% |
Severity of Mouth ulceration when taking Allopurinol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Mouth ulceration||0.00%||25.00%||75.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Mouth ulceration ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Mouth ulceration||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gout (42 people, 17.72%)
- Osteoporosis (32 people, 13.50%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (24 people, 10.13%)
- Metastases to bone (21 people, 8.86%)
- Open wound (16 people, 6.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (78 people, 32.91%)
- Zometa (62 people, 26.16%)
- Ambien (57 people, 24.05%)
- Protonix (49 people, 20.68%)
- Levaquin (48 people, 20.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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