Review: could Allopurinol cause Thin blood (Thrombocytopenia )?
Summary: Thin blood is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 50,579 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,676 have Thin blood. Find out below who they are, when they have Thin blood 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)
Thin blood has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. (latest reports from 41,017 Thin blood patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 50,579 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 1,459 people (2.88%) have Thin Blood.
Time on Allopurinol when people have Thin blood * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Thin blood||36.59%||44.88%||4.88%||5.85%||6.83%||0.49%||0.49% |
Gender of people who have Thin blood when taking Allopurinol * :
|Thin blood||33.11%||66.89% |
Age of people who have Thin blood when taking Allopurinol * :
|Thin blood||0.00%||0.49%||1.34%||2.75%||2.26%||4.51%||13.53%||75.12% |
Severity of Thin blood when taking Allopurinol ** :
How people recovered from Thin blood ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (300 people, 20.56%)
- Prophylaxis (165 people, 11.31%)
- Hypertension (125 people, 8.57%)
- Hyperuricaemia (98 people, 6.72%)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (71 people, 4.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (252 people, 17.27%)
- Aspirin (196 people, 13.43%)
- Velcade (193 people, 13.23%)
- Furosemide (176 people, 12.06%)
- Revlimid (148 people, 10.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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