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Review: could Allopurinol cause Muscle twitching?





Summary: 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 Lisinopril, and have Renal failure chronic.

We study 50,559 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching 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)

Muscle twitching

Muscle twitching has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Muscle twitching 10,751 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 50,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 169 people (0.33%) have Muscle Twitching.

Trend of Muscle twitching in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Muscle twitching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle twitching50.00%12.50%12.50%0.00%12.50%0.00%12.50%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle twitching71.08%28.92%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle twitching0.00%0.00%0.00%0.64%0.64%4.46%13.38%80.89%

Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Allopurinol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle twitching25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle twitching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle twitching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Renal failure chronic (98 people, 57.99%)
  2. Gout (17 people, 10.06%)
  3. Open wound (9 people, 5.33%)
  4. Metastases to bone (9 people, 5.33%)
  5. Hypertension (7 people, 4.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (109 people, 64.50%)
  2. Multi-vitamins (108 people, 63.91%)
  3. Furosemide (106 people, 62.72%)
  4. Simvastatin (101 people, 59.76%)
  5. Heparin (101 people, 59.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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