Review: could Allopurinol cause Muscle Twitching?


Muscle twitching 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 Furosemide, and have Renal failure chronic . We study 57,041 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 185 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.

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Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 58,826 users)

Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, memory loss, weakness, insomnia, pneumonia (latest reports from 12,378 Muscle twitching patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

57,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 185 people (0.32%) have Muscle Twitching

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Muscle twitching?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Muscle Twitching *:

  • < 1 month: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 71.43 %
  • male: 28.57 %

Age of people who have Muscle Twitching when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.58 %
  • 30-39: 0.58 %
  • 40-49: 4.09 %
  • 50-59: 12.87 %
  • 60+: 81.87 %

Severity if Muscle Twitching when taking Allopurinol **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Twitching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Renal Failure Chronic (98 people)
  • Gout (28 people)
  • Hypertension (13 people)
  • Open Wound (9 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (119 people)
  • Lisinopril (109 people)
  • Multi-Vitamins (108 people)
  • Simvastatin (101 people)
  • Heparin (101 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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