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Review: could Allopurinol cause Vasculitis?

Summary: Vasculitis could be caused by Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 50,483 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 137 have Vasculitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Vasculitis and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol (latest outcomes from 51,361 users) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout.

Vasculitis

Vasculitis (inflammation of a blood vessel or blood vessels) (latest reports from 39,452 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 50,490 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 137 people (0.27%) have Vasculitis. They amount to 0.35% of all the 39,438 people who have Vasculitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vasculitis in Allopurinol reports

Time on Allopurinol when people have Vasculitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vasculitis30.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vasculitis when taking Allopurinol * :

FemaleMale
Vasculitis42.03%57.97%

Age of people who have Vasculitis when taking Allopurinol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vasculitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.77%0.77%3.08%42.31%53.08%

Severity of Vasculitis when taking Allopurinol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Vasculitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (29 people, 21.17%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (24 people, 17.52%)
  3. Gout (19 people, 13.87%)
  4. Thrombocytopenia (12 people, 8.76%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 7.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (40 people, 29.20%)
  2. Lasix (33 people, 24.09%)
  3. Diflucan (33 people, 24.09%)
  4. Prednisone (32 people, 23.36%)
  5. Vancomycin (30 people, 21.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have NASH related Cirrhosis, Asthma, COPD, Narcolepsy, OSA/Hypopnea, RLS, Type II Diabetes along with Factor V. I take 300mg of Allopurinol daily and was just increased to 60mg of Ritalin.

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